Roots for future generations planted with well-being tree


During a Ceredigion Public Services Board (PSB) Meeting, member organisations - including University of Wales Trinity Saint David - came together to plant a well-being tree to set the roots of the work surrounding the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015

Next year, a five year Local Well-being Plan will be put in place by the PSB that will say how organisations will work together to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Ceredigion. Before the Plan is put in place the PSB needs to find out what well-being means to as many people in Ceredigion as possible to ensure the Plan is as useful as possible. An engagement campaign has been running over the summer months through the means of a Well-being Survey as well as promotional and participatory work at community events and focus groups.

Councillor Ellen ap Gwynn, Chair of the Public Services Board, said, “We are interested to find out what makes people feel good about living in the county. Many things can influence the well-being of individuals and communities, for example, employment, enough money, a healthy lifestyle, good housing, social contact with friends and neighbours and enjoyable pastimes to enjoy all help, but we want to find out more about what matters most to you and your community. The well-being tree has been the theme throughout the engagement campaign, and by planting a real tree, we will see it grow and prosper alongside the work of the PSB in improving the well-being of current and future generations in Ceredigion.”

The tree has been sponsored by Sue Darnbrook, Strategic Director of Care, Protection & Lifestyle Services, Ceredigion County Council, in recognition of the importance of growing local, sustainable networks which can promote and improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ceredigion.

Time is running out to get involved in this big conversation. Your views are very important to the PSB so please ensure that you complete the Well-being Survey today. The survey closes on 30 September 2016. A copy of the survey and further information can be found on the Ceredigion Public Services Board website