Public Service Board
As of 1 April 2016, Welsh Government Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2015 introduced statutory Public Service Boards which replaced the previous Bridgend Local Service Board.
The Public Service Board is made up of four statutory organisations and invited partners which include the County Voluntary Council.
Board members in Bridgend County Borough are:
To make sure all counties in Wales are working towards the same purpose, the Act puts in place seven well-being goals and makes it clear that all public bodies must work to achieve all of the goals, not just one or two. These are:
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 responsive Wales.
The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires public bodies in Wales to look at the long term impact, working with people, communities and each other, preventing issues such as poverty, health inequalities and climate change. This gives Wales a huge opportunity to make long-lasting changes
Bridgend Public Service Board is committed to using the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in their decision making.
Welsh Government – Future Generations Act
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) - all you need to know
Welsh Government, Future generations act – easy read
Children’s easy read guide
Video link to the Future Generations Act
Local Services Boards (LSBs) are Wales’ model for engaging the whole of public services in Wales in a new way by working by integrating services in order to more effectively and efficiently respond to citizen’s needs.
The purpose of establishing Local Service Boards is to ensure local public service leadership is more effective and that the local leadership teams develop a direct relationship with Welsh Government.
The LSBs aim is to improve local services for citizens by pooling resources and removing bureaucracy or other obstacles.
Bridgend’s Local Services Board consists of representatives from key organisations from a wide range of service areas within Bridgend County Borough, who work together to improve the quality of life for people living and working in the county borough.