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Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

1. The Government Act

The Act will make the public bodies listed in the Act think more about the long term, work better with people and communities and each other, look to prevent problems and take a more joined-up approach.


2. The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act – All You Need To Know (WCVA website)

This Act aims to create a secure, sustainable future for Wales. But how exactly will it do that, and what – if any – are your obligations?

Access the information here:


3. Future Generations Framework and resources

The Office of the Commissioner for Future Generations has been working with the Welsh Government to develop practical tools to help people working in public services to apply the Well-being of Future Generations Act ways of working, including to the design and delivery of services.

Future Generations Framework

Future Generations Framework for service design

Their website resource also holds a number of very useful resources, with more added regularly:

Also check out the “simple changes” organisations can make and case studies presented as part of the Art of the Possible programme:


4. See also (Academi Wales training resources)…

How can I run a workshop on the well-being goals? (Academi Wales resource)

How can I run a workshop on the five ways of working? (Academi Wales resource)


5. Wales is leading the world (quote)

The pioneering Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 has been described by the United Nations as “world-leading”. Among other things, its seven well-being goals aim to make Wales a healthier place, where physical and mental well-being are maximised and in which choices and behaviours that benefit future health are understood.

The Independent, 5th June 2017


6. Reflecting on Year One: How have public bodies responded to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015?

The report provides an assessment of how public bodies in Wales have responded to the Well-being of Future Generations Act. It is designed to support organisations during this transition phase. The report recognises that all public bodies are on a learning path to deliver legislation that is bold, ambitious and aims to drive a long term cultural change in public services, resulting in better outcomes for the people of Wales. (A Wales Audit Office publication):


7. Understanding the Social Value of Well-being to Transform Public Delivery

Wales has some of the most pioneering legislation in the world, and this creates the potential to change the way decisions are made that impact on people. To make the most of such a promising legislative framework, one that places people and sustainable development at its core, requires government, business, the public and civil sectors, along with communities and individuals to be part of the decision-making process. (A publication by Social Value Cymru): read or download it here

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