Statement of Wellbeing

Wellbeing of Future Generations: A shared vision and common purpose in Wales

The Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of Wales.  For the first time in law public bodies have a shared vision and a common purpose.

The Act puts in place seven wellbeing goals to ensure we all work towards achieving the same shared vision.  Each wellbeing goal has a descriptor to help build a common understanding across Wales.

The Act also places a legal duty on public bodies to adopt the sustainable development principle when setting wellbeing objectives and in taking steps to meet those objectives.  In the Act the sustainable development principle is exemplified by the five ways of working.

Our Wellbeing Objectives

Best Start to Life
  • Children get the best start to life
  • Children and young people are equipped with the skills they need to be successful learners and confident individuals
Working Life 
  • Making skills work for Merthyr Tydfil: Developing the workforce of the future
  • Developing the environment and infrastructure for business to flourish
Environmental Wellbeing
  • Communities protect, enhance and promote our natural environment and countryside
  • Communities protect, develop and promote our heritage and cultural assets
Living Well
  • Developing safer communities
  • People have good physical and mental wellbeing
  • People live independently

Read our Statement of Wellbeing

Delivering Wellbeing in Merthyr Tydfil

Local Wellbeing Plan

In our Local Wellbeing Plan we outline our wellbeing objectives and the measures we will use to understand wellbeing in Merthyr Tydfil.  Our plan Focus on the Future: Wellbeing in our Community outlines the steps we will take to maximise our contribution to our wellbeing objectives.

Read our plan Focus on the Future: Wellbeing in our Community.

Annual Report

Each year we review our performance and evaluate progress made against the wellbeing objectives set out in our Statement of Wellbeing.

Read our latest Annual Report.

Independent Report

In addition to monitoring our own performance, the Wales Audit Office also carry out independent reviews. Each year the Wales Audit Office produces an annual improvement report.  This report sets out how well we are planning for improvement in delivering our services.

Read the latest Annual Improvement Report.

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