One of the first tasks for the Public Services Board (PSB) was to undertake a Well-being Assessment in Carmarthenshire. We have done this in partnership with Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire to ensure a consistent approach across the Hywel Dda area footprint.
The Carmarthenshire Well-Being Assessment 2017 outlines what well-being looks like in the County and what Carmarthenshire’s residents and communities want well-being to look like in the future. The assessment explores key issues which positively and/or negatively impact well-being and provides a basic overview and understanding of the nature and levels of well-being in Carmarthenshire. This initial assessment provides a foundation upon which we can build a greater understanding of well-being for our citizens and communities going forward. We will use the findings from the assessment and the consultation report on the assessment alongside other key information to develop a Well-being Plan for Carmarthenshire by May 2018. This Plan will outline how we will work in partnership to address some of the key issues affecting the well-being of the citizens and communities of the County.
Following initial consideration of the well-being assessment at a stakeholder workshop on the 9 March 2017 we approved four well-being objectives for further development as part of the Well-being Plan. These are:
As part of the process of developing the Carmarthenshire Well-being Plan we are holding a series of engagement events during July 2017. Further information is available on our Get Involved page.
As a Public Services Board, we will be taking action to meet the 7 well-being goals which are shown below:
An innovative, productive and low carbon society which recognises the limits of the global environment and therefore uses resources efficiently and proportionately (including acting on climate change); and which develops a skilled and well-educated population in an economy which generates wealth and provides employment opportunities, allowing people to take advantage of the wealth generated through securing decent work.
A nation which maintains and enhances a biodiverse natural environment with healthy functioning ecosystems that support social, economic and ecological resilience and the capacity to adapt to change (for example climate change).
A society in which people’s physical and mental well-being is maximised and in which choices and behaviours that benefit future health are understood.
A society that enables people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances (including their socio economic background and circumstances).
Attractive, viable, safe and well-connected communities.
A society that promotes and protects culture, heritage and the Welsh language, and which encourages people to participate in the arts, and sports and recreation.
A nation which, when doing anything to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales, takes account of whether doing such a thing may make a positive contribution to global well-being.