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Your views needed on work to improve well-being

People across Swansea are being asked how they think organisations can best work together to improve the well-being of the city in the next five years.

View of Swansea and the Bay from Kilvey Hill

The Swansea Public Services Board which is made up of organisations that provide many of the frontline services that make a difference to people's lives updates and improves its Local Well-Being Plan every five years.

An online survey has just been launched giving all residents of all ages a chance to influence its work.

It wants to hear from as many people as possible and any resident can take-part by visiting  www.swansea.gov.uk/haveyoursay between now and February 13 next year.

Drop-in sessions have also been scheduled at Swansea Central Library between 11am and 2pm on Tuesday December 13 and at Clydach Library between 11am and 1pm on Friday December 16.

The board is made up of a range of public service partners that include Swansea Council, Natural Resources Wales, Swansea Bay University Health Board, the Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service and others.

The PSB's key wellbeing objectives are:

·      Early Years- Children have the best start in life to be the best that they can be

·      Live Well, Age Well- To make Swansea a great place to live well at every stage of life

·      Climate Change and Nature Recovery- To restore and enhance biodiversity, tackle the causes and reduce the impact of climate change

·      Strong Communities- To build cohesive communities with a sense of pride and belonging

Swansea Council's Deputy Leader Andrea Lewis, who chairs the board, said: "By all partners working together we have made some great strides during the last five years.

"There is help for more young families through the first 1,000 days of their child; our Ageing Well activities are making a positive difference to many older people by helping to tackle isolation and loneliness; we have been working with developers to help them green our city centre via a Green Infrastructure Strategy and we have been addressing the harm substance misuse can cause via a High Street Critical Incident Group and joint working with regional partners.

"But we know by further improving the way we work together we can do more and that is why I would urge people to take a few minutes to complete the survey and help us make our plans for the next five years the best they can be."

The Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas, who is deputy chair of the PSB, said: "All partners have benefitted from working closely together and are committed to further improving our collaboration for the benefit of the people of Swansea.

"We are all really keen to hear ideas from residents to assist us with this."