The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 is about improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales through sustainable development.


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The Act places a well-being duty on public sector bodies to take action to achieve 7 well-being goals in accordance with a ‘Sustainable development principle’.  

The 7 well-being goals are as follows:

  • A prosperous Wales
  • A resilient Wales
  • A healthier Wales
  • A more equal Wales
  • A Wales of cohesive communities
  • A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language
  • A globally responsible Wales​

To demonstrate application of the ‘Sustainable development principle’, public sector bodies will need to:

  • Look to the long term 
  • Focus on prevention by understanding the root causes of issues 
  • Deliver an integrated approach to achieving the 7 well-being goals 
  • Work in collaboration with others to find shared sustainable solutions
  • Involve diverse populations in decisions that affect them

Public sector bodies will act jointly through Public Services Boards to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of the Local Authority area. Statutory membership includes the Local Authority, Health Board, Fire and Rescue Service and Natural Resources Wales. 

Find out more about Cardiff’s Public Services Board on our Cardiff Partnership websiteLink opens in a new window

Delivering on the 7 well-being goals of the Well-being of Future Generations Act will help ensure Cardiff is a great place to live, work and play, now and in the future and will help Cardiff move closer towards achieving its vision of becoming ‘Europe's most liveable capital city'. 

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