Background to the Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan

Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, came into force in April 2016. This Act requires public sector bodies to come together through a Public Services Board (PSB) for their local areas.

Assessment of Local Well-being

The Assessment of Local Well-being is a statutory requirement under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, and its purpose is to set out what is important to people and communities in Ceredigion in terms of well-being.

Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being 2022

This is the second Assessment produced by the Ceredigion PSB since the introduction of the Act. The Assessment is informed by data, research and evidence gathering, from listening to people and stakeholders, and through consideration of future trends and the things which we can project might happen tomorrow, which we need to start planning for today. The Assessment provides the evidence base for the Local Well-being Plan, which will determine what Ceredigion PSB will do over the next 5 years to improve the well-being of people and communities in the County.

The PSB approved the Ceredigion Assessment of Local Well-being 2022 at the beginning of March 2022. The Assessment and appendices 1-12 (which includes the methodology, engagement information, data sources and gaps and community profiles) are located on the related documents tab to the right.

Local Well-being Plan 2023-2028

The PSB is required to set Well-being Objectives designed to maximise its contribution to achieving the National Well-being Goals, within Ceredigion. These will form the basis for the 5-year Local Well-being Plan which sets out how the Board will be working together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Ceredigion.

This is the second Well-being Plan produced by the Ceredigion PSB since the introduction of the Act. After considering the findings of the Well-being Assessment along with questionnaire responses and feedback received at engagement events held in May and June 2022, the PSB developed a draft Local Well-being Plan for Ceredigion for the next 5 years. Ceredigion residents were invited to share their opinions on the draft Plan during a 3-months consultation period, which came to a close on the 31st of January 2023.

The PSB considered the Consultation Feedback Report, and amendments were made to the draft Plan. Ceredigion PSB approved the final version of the Local Well-being Plan for 2023-28 on the 24th of April 2023. A launch of Ceredigion’s Local Well-being Plan 2023-28 will be held in the coming months and more information on this will follow.

The Ceredigion Local Well-being Plan for 2023-28, as well as the Consultation Feedback Report, can be viewed under the Plan section on this page.