In accordance with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 the Blaenau Gwent Public Services Board is required to publish an assessment of well-being for the area. This needs to examine four areas of well-being:

  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Cultural
  • Social

The well-being assessment has been informed to date by data, available research and importantly feedback you have provided to us during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the “Blaenau Gwent We Want Engagement Programme” we conducted with partners across the area in the summer of 2016.

The assessment seeks to capture the strengths and assets of its people and communities. It also seeks to describe the challenges and opportunities it faces now and in the future.

Importantly, the assessment has been developed collaboratively with partners represented on the Public Services Board. We have taken this approach to ensure the assessment is shaped using the expertise, knowledge and insight of stakeholders.

During February 2017, Blaenau Gwent Public Services Board (PSB) Blaenau Gwent’s well-being assessment went out for formal consultation. Feedback received from residents, community groups, businesses, stakeholders, and other interested parties were received and used to further develop the contents of the document.

Blaenau Gwent’s published well-being assessment will now be used to inform the development of a local well-being plan for the area. The plan will look to develop collective well-being objectives that address the key challenges identified for the area. Blaenau Gwent’s Well-being plan will be published in 2018.

This is just the start of the journey, with the intention for Blaenau Gwent’s Public Services Board to continue strengthening the well-being assessment as a ‘live’ ongoing piece of work. We will also continue to have a conversation with residents, through the Blaenau Gwent We Want Engagement Programme, and will actively work in collaboration with partners to take forward the development of Blaenau Gwent’s well-being plan.

Blaenau Gwent Well-being Assessment

Mae’r Asesiad Llesiant yn cael ei gyfiethu ar hyn o bryd. The Well-being Assessment is currently being translated.