Policy Forum for Wales

Delivering Local Well-Being Plans - community engagement, innovation in service design and case studies in good practice

Morning, Thursday, 27th June 2019

Central Cardiff


This seminar focuses on well-being in Wales and will assess progress on implementing measures in the 2015 Well-being of Future Generations Act.

It will be a timely opportunity for policymakers and key stakeholders to review the first annual reports from the Public Service Boards (PSBs) and their Well-being Plans, and to discuss further priorities, next steps, and sharing lessons learnt and best practice.

Delegates will discuss how PSBs and other public bodies are meeting their duties under the Act - which includes a requirement to take future public well-being into account when making decisions.

They will consider evidence, research and data on what is currently working and what is not, and how experience so far might affect the future direction of policy and development of good practice.

Planned sessions will bring out insights into PSB work in practice, the challenges faced and how they are being addressed, including how citizens can be better involved in designing and delivering policy, as well as how bodies can be held accountable for their working.

We also expect discussion of innovative practice with examples that have brought about benefits for communities and more widely.

Further discussion will look at how such practice can be effectively shared and replicated across Wales - looking at the culture, mindset, resources and leadership needed to cultivate innovative practice, and the potential pitfalls that need to be avoided if communities are to make the most of the well-being plans.


Dawn Griffin

Clinical Lead, Derwen Ward, Cefn Coed Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Kath Protheroe

Ward Manager, Derwen Ward, Cefn Coed Hospital, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Rhodri Rowlands

Deputy Director, Community Solutions, Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

Dr Kate Hamilton

Programme Director, Renew Wales

Lleucu Siencyn

Chief Executive, Literature Wales

Clare Pillman

Chief Executive, Natural Resources Wales

Duncan Mackenzie

Senior Consultant, Data Cymru

Noreen Blanluet

Director, Co-production Network for Wales

Dr Alan Netherwood

Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University