Well-being of Future Generations Act 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations Act became law in Wales on the 29 April 2015.  It is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.


Well-being Goals

To make sure public bodies in Wales are all working towards the same vision, the Act sets out seven well-being goals:

    • 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

Five Ways of Working

The Act puts in place a 'sustainable development principle' made up of five ways of working for public bodies in Wales to follow.

    • Thinking Long term
    • Preventing problems arising or getting worse
    • Integration – activity should deliver on a range of Well-being goals
    • Collaboration between public bodies and others
    • Involve people in the decisions that affect them

Future Generations Commissioner for Wales

The Act established a Future Generations Commissioner for Wales to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to support the public bodies listed in the Act in achieving the well-being goals.

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