Background Information

We want to capture your views on our draft vision for Powys in 2040 as part of our plans around improving well-being for all citizens.


The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.  

It came into force in 2015 and places a duty on Mid & West Wales Fire Service, Natural Resources Wales, Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board to work together with other partners like the police, Brecon Beacons National Park and the voluntary sector to create a plan which helps to improve the well-being of not just the current generation but taking into account the needs of future generations.

Over the past 18 months all the organisations involved have analysed and shared all the data they have to draw together as much information about well-being in Powys. 

The result - a draft Well-being Assessment - was then consulted upon.   Views from residents, young people, specific community groups, partner agencies and officers working within the public sector were received and analysed.  A revised Well-being Assessment was then published in April 2017 and can be viewed here.  

This assessment has given us information about issues that affect peoples' lives in Powys including health, housing, jobs,  transport, the environment and our infrastructure (e.g. roads, broadband).  From all the data collected 31 issues were initially highlighted as ones for Powys to really focus on.  
The Powys Public Service Board has now agreed a vision and four well-being objectives.   We'd like your views on these.
The next step then is to prioritise some clear steps to improve well-being and put them in a plan of action – the Powys Well-being Plan. 
Before we do this we'd like to know if our vision and our objectives make sense to you.  Your views are sought by midnight on Sunday 17 September 2017.
Our posters which set out the vision, the objectives and our outcomes can be viewed here. 

Thank You.

Powys Public Service Board