Public Services Board
As set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, local service boards have been succeeded from 1st April 2016, by public services boards. The statutory requirement is for each local authority area to have a public services board and, for this board to undertake an assessment of well-being across their area, followed up by a well-being plan.
The strong relationships developed within the Torfaen Local Service Board since 2009, gives us a strong base to build on and we will continue to work together to better plan, resource and deliver quality services. Information relating to the Local Service Board can still be seen in the tabs in the right hand side of this page.
Torfaen Public Services Board will continue to deliver the partnership plan “Torfaen Together”, its priorities and shared outcomes, through to May 2018 and annual reports will be published on this site in May 2016, 2017 and 2018.
In line with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, Torfaen Public Services Board has undertaken its first assessment of well-being looking at the communities where people live and work, as well as the well-being of the people. The assessment looks at social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being; some of the information is at a whole borough level and some is for the principal settlements of Blaenavon, Pontypool and Cwmbran or smaller community level. The Board has worked with a wide range of public organisations, over 2,000 residents and 31 businesses in gathering information, sense checking views and aspirations.
The assessment is not a one-off exercise to be repeated at 5 year intervals but, will be added to and updated as new statistics and information becomes available. Part 1 - Torfaen Well-being Assessment is published here and further versions will be posted as information changes.
The assessment will be used by the Public Services Board to develop its first Well-being Plan, to be published in May 2018. The assessment should also be used by individual public services to set their own well-being goals and future corporate plans.
The membership of the Public Services Board (who are we?) has changed slightly – due to legislative requirements. The Board will continue to receive administrative support from the Public Services Support Unit at Torfaen CBC but all partners have a responsibility for contributing to the development and delivery programmes.
Detailed information on the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 and the Population Needs Assessment can be found here.
The Strategy For Older People - Phase 3: Torfaen Delivery Plan (2015 to 2023) will also continue to be delivered.
Last Modified: 23/05/2017
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