Public Services Boards

What are Public Services Boards?

The Act establishes Public Services Boards (PSBs) for each local authority area in Wales. Boards have the ability to collaborate or merge. There are currently 19 PSBs in Wales.

The Members of each Public Services Board must include:

  • The local authority 
  • The Local Health Board for an area any part of which falls within the local authority area;
  • The Welsh Fire and Rescue Authority for an area any part of which falls within the local authority area;
  • The Natural Resources body for Wales.

Public Services Boards carry out assessments of well-being for their area before producing local well-being plans. The Commissioner provides advice to the Public Services Boards, which is intended to be helpful as well as challenging.

You can read more about the Public Services Boards and the advice provided by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales below.

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