Neath Port Talbot Well-Being Consultation Begins

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Neath Port Talbot Public Services Board (PSB) is consulting on its draft Well-being Assessment. In accordance with the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, Neath Port Talbot PSB is required to publish an assessment of the well-being of the County Borough.

The Act is a new law that aims to get public services and communities working together to tackle the challenges Wales faces, in order to improve the long term well-being of Wales.

Neath Port Talbot PSB has prepared a draft assessment of well-being in the County Borough and would like to know whether the assessment of life in Neath Port Talbot is right. It is important that you have your say, as the assessment will inform the future priorities of the Neath Port Talbot PSB.

The PSB includes Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and Natural Resources Wales, and a number of other representatives from across public service organisations.

Steve Phillips, Chief Executive of Neath Port Talbot Council said:

“The purpose of the Public Services Board is to improve the economic, social, environment and cultural well-being in Neath Port Talbot by strengthening joint working across all public services in the County Borough”.

“The draft assessment hopes to capture the strengths and assets of people and communities across Neath Port Talbot. It also seeks to describe the challenges and opportunities Neath Port Talbot faces now and in the future”.

The Well-being Assessment has been informed by extensive engagement and survey work with residents, with consideration of relevant information, such as existing data, evidence and research.

The PSB welcomes your comments on the draft Well-being Assessment. The draft Well-being assessment and details of how to respond can be accessed via Neath Port Talbot Council’s website – ‘Have your Say’.
Hard copies of the Well-being assessment document and survey are available at the following venues: Port Talbot Centre Civic, Neath Centre Civic and in local Neath Port Talbot libraries.

If you would like to give your views on the draft Well-being Assessment, you can do so up until Wednesday 12th April 2017. The PSB will consider all comments prior to agreeing a final Well-being Assessment at its meeting on 26th April 2017.