Public services boards were established across Wales on 1st April 2016 under the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 (the Act), bringing together public services to improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of their area, now and for future generations. This legislation makes it a statutory requirement for public services boards across Wales to undertake assessments of well-being for their area on a 5 year cycle and to use these assessments to develop and deliver well-being plans that will contribute to achieving the Welsh Government’s 7 well-being goals. More information can be found in the sections for the Well-being Act and Planning Together.
The PSB has four statutory member organisations (as stipulated in the Act):
- Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
- Torfaen County Borough Council
- South Wales Fire & Rescue Service
- Natural Resources Wales
Other partners have accepted invitations and joined Torfaen PSB:
- Gwent Police
- Police & Crime Commissioner for Gwent
- HM Prison and Probation Service
- Wales Community Rehabilitation Company
- Welsh Ministers
- Bron Afon Community Housing
- Melin Homes
- Torfaen Voluntary Alliance
- Torfaen Leisure Trust
- Torfaen Town and Community Councils
The full membership list can be found on the Who are we? page.
Building on existing strong relationships amongst public services in Torfaen has given us a starting place and we will continue to work together to better plan, resource and deliver quality services. Our current partnership plan “Torfaen Together” runs to May 2018 and was set before the Well-being Act and public services boards came into being. Torfaen Together and its annual reports can be found below.
The PSB Financial Inclusion Strategy sets out how the PSB is working together to tackle poverty in Torfaen.
The PSB has an existing partnership plan under the Strategy for Older People in Wales. The Strategy for Older People - Phase 3: Torfaen Delivery Plan for Ageing Well (2015 – 2023) supports the national well-being goals and the PSB agenda to improve well-being for people in Torfaen.