Press Releases

What does well-being look like now and in the future?


A key part of the Well-being of Future Generations Act established Public Services Boards (PSBs) to make sure that local organisations work together to improve the well-being of their area...

Welsh Budget must set public bodies on right track

18/10/16 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe has today responded to the Welsh draft budget:

Social Prescribing approach could lessen pressure on GPs

12/10/16 Sophie Howe

In response to a British Medical Association survey that revealed that a quarter of GPs in Wales are considering leaving the profession.

Taking Wales Forward Programme for Government provides new opportunities

20/9/16 Sophie Howe

As the First Minister highlights, this is an opportunity to take a new approach. I am encouraged the Welsh Government recognises the need for new ways of working to make...

Long term plans within Welsh Government essential to improve lives in Wales

18/7/16 Sophie Howe

Welsh Government must focus on planning for the long term, setting the standard for involving people in the decisions that affect them if they are serious about improving lives, says...

Urgent action needed to protect communities from climate change

12/7/16 Sophie Howe

Stronger, more focused action is needed to protect communities in Wales from the risks of Climate Change, says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

#ACEsDecember Are too many women being jailed in Wales?

19/12/18 Sophie Howe

In response to a BBC Wales story on the numbers of Welsh women in prison for non-violent offences, Sophie Howe commented on how the impact on children and young people...

Commissioner challenges plans for £1.1bn M4 relief road

22/2/17 Sophie Howe

Proposals to build a £1.1bn road to ease congestion on the M4 fail to set out how it will meet the needs of our future generations who will be burdened...

Commissioner responds to Welsh Government well-being objectives

9/11/16 Sophie Howe

The Welsh Government has announced its objectives which it says will drive forward delivery of the well-being goals for Wales, as required by the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Commissioner supports call for the arts to be available on prescription by Arts Council of Wales

22/3/18 Sophie Howe

Alternative models for improving health and well-being is one of the priority areas for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Commissioner urges Welsh Government to create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative social care

28/6/18 Sophie Howe

Commissioner urges Government create a system focused on well-being by investing in preventative care

Culture is well-being’s golden ticket

31/5/17 Sophie Howe

Wales is one of the only countries in the world to place value on cultural well-being and as the Welsh cultural season begins, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales,...