Public Services Boards (PSBs) are required by the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to produce well-being assessments every five years, in line with local authority elections. These assessments should capture the state of well-being in local authority areas, in terms of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being; and lead to objectives to improve well-being.
The Wales Centre for Public Policy (WCPP) was asked to assist PSBs by providing a series of briefings covering core trends and topics to support the well-being assessment process. In collaboration with a task and finish group of representatives from PSBs, we prepared three briefings covering the following topics:
The aim is that the briefings will assist PSBs in making well-being assessments and setting well-being objectives. To support this process, all three briefings include a consideration of evidence gaps, uncertainties, and areas to explore, as well as how the evidence presented across each of the three areas can be used to support well-being objectives in local areas.