Public Services Boards
Normally every five years, Public Services Boards carry out assessments of well-being for their area before producing local well-being plans. As well as individual public bodies subject to the Act, the Commissioner provides advice to the Public Services Boards, which is intended to be helpful as well as challenging. In 2016/2017, the Commissioner provided individual advice to each PSB on their first well-being assessments and published her overall findings and recommendations in “Well-being in Wales: Planning today for a better tomorrow”.
Following publication of their well-being assessments, PSBs must seek the advice of the Commissioner when drafting their well-being objectives. In 2017/18, the Commissioner took a collaborative approach to providing advice and sent individual letters to each PSB.
As PSBs have started to deliver their well-being plans, the Commissioner has provided advice and showcased the excellent examples of their work so far. Live Labs have been run in PSBs to help them to use the ways of working in the Act to meet their well-being objectives, such as in North Wales on tackling obesity rates and in Cwm Taf PSB on helping people who had adverse childhood experiences (or ‘ACEs’).
You can read more about the Public Services Boards and the advice provided by the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales below