Swansea Public Services Board
Swansea Public Services Board is a partnership of public service agencies who work together to improve local services. The four statutory members of the Board are Swansea Bay University Health Board, Natural Resources Wales, the Fire and Rescue Service and the council.
The Board also involves other organisations that have an interest in the wellbeing of the area for example the police and the universities. Support is provided by Swansea Council.
Every local council area in Wales is legally required to have a Public Services Board (PSB) whose purpose is to work collectively to improve local social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being. This requirement is set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
Each PSB is required to carry out an Assessment of Well-being to understand current levels of well-being and what matters most to local communities and to produce a Local Well-being Plan in order to improve well-being.
In 2016, Swansea's Public Services Board (PSB) started a conversation about well-being in the local area. Our Assessment of Local Well-being (published in March 2017) told us that Swansea is a great place to live but that we need to work harder together to make sure everyone can live well, benefit from and be proud of Swansea.
This evidence base within the Assessment of Local Well-being together with the views of citizens, service-users, staff, leaders and stakeholders informed the development of a Local Well-being Plan. The Planidentifies four objectives for collective action underpinned by a cross cutting action.