Well-being assessment

The statutory guidance on the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 sets out a requirement for each Public Services Board (PSB) to prepare and publish an assessment of the state of economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in its area no later than a year before it publishes its Local Well-being Plan.

The Newport PSB assessment was initially published on the 3 May 2017.

In preparing and publishing the assessment the board must:

    • Set out the communities that comprise the area;
    • Analyse the state of well-being in each community and the whole area;
    • Analyse the state of well-being of the people in the area;
    • Include predictions of future trends of the area;
    • Refer to the National Indicators; and
    • Take into account a number of statutory reviews and assessments when preparing their assessment.

In Newport a project task and finish group was convened to develop the Local Well-being Assessment on behalf of the PSB, which was consulted on during December 2016 and February 2017.

The assessment was amended in light of the consultation and was signed off by the PSB on 25 April 2017 along with the 20 individual community assessments.

Each assessment is split in to six chapters (preface; community overview; economic well-being; social well-being; environmental well-being; and cultural well-being), and the profiles can be found on Newport Atlas (information portal for One Newport).

We were in the process of reviewing these profiles for 2019 to make improvements and update them with the latest available data. We were planning on doing this in phases with sections published seperately rather than as a whole.

The sections will be Preface, Population, Cultural Well-being, Social Well-being, Economic Well-being and Environmental Well-being.

See Newport Atlas to download the first sections (Preface and Population).

Currently this review has been put on hold - more information will be available in due course.

Please email with any queries.

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Members of the Gwent Strategic Well-being Assessment Group (GSWAG) were recently filmed by the Wales Audit Office (WAO) for good practice on keeping data live. To view this vlog visit the Good Practice Exchange website.