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.
Read our Statement of Wellbeing
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.
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.
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.