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Public Service Board

Public services boards were established across Wales on 1st April 2016 under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act), bringing together public services to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of their area, now and for future generations. This legislation makes it a statutory requirement for public services boards across Wales to undertake assessments of well-being for their area on a 5 year cycle and to use these assessments to develop and deliver well-being plans that will contribute to achieving the Welsh Government’s 7 well-being goals. More information can be found in the http://www.torfaenpublicservicesboard.co.uk/en/The-Well-being-Act/Objectives.aspx

Public Service Board seven Well-being objectives are:

Develop a functional, connected network of natural areas that support the current and future well-being needs of local populations

Develop adaption and mitigation responses to the impacts of climate change

Provide children and young people with the best possible start in life

Prevent or limit the impact of chronic health conditions through supporting healthy lifestyles and enabling people to age well

Tackle the inter-generational patterns of poverty and develop economic resilience

Improve local skills through work-force planning, training, apprenticeships, and volunteering opportunities

Create safe, confident communities and promote community cohesion

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