Public Bodies

There are currently 44 public bodies subject to the duties of the Act.

The Act places a well-being duty on 44 public bodies in Wales. You can find these by visiting their websites below. Most of these public bodies also make up the membership of Public Services Boards.

The Commissioner works with these bodies in a variety of ways. Her main duties are to promote sustainable development, encouraging public bodies to take greater account of their long-term impact; and to monitor and assess the extent to which the public bodies are meeting their well-being objectives. The Commissioner also has power to carry out reviews into the extent that public bodies are meeting their duties and provide recommendations to them as a result.

This means providing advice in many ways to encourage public bodies to apply the Act to their planning, decision-making and delivery, such as through producing resources in collaboration with them; providing written advice assessing the extent to which they’ve met their well-being objectives; working with them to carry out reviews; and providing intense support or training. The work the Commissioner does at Government level (link to Manifesto for the Future or Covid recovery page?) is intended to help public bodies make the Act even easier to apply to everything they do

National Bodies

Amgueddfa Cymru – Museum Wales

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Natural Resources Wales

Local Authorities

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

City and County of Swansea

Isle of Anglesey County Council

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Local Health Boards

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Cwm Taf University Health Board

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Fire & Rescue Authorities

Mid and West Wales Fire Rescue Authority

North Wales Fire Rescue Authority

South Wales Fire Rescue Authority

National Parks Authority