Local Well-being Plan 2023-2028

Every five years, Cardiff Public Services Board (PSB) is required to produce a new Well-being Plan. This is Cardiff’s second Well-being Plan, covering the period 2023-2028.

What is a Well-being Plan?

The Well-being Plan sets out the Cardiff PSB’s priorities for action over the next five years, focusing on the areas of public service delivery which fundamentally require partnership working between the city’s public and community services, and with the citizens of Cardiff.

The Plan contains ‘Well-being Objectives’, areas for action that the Cardiff PSB have identified as being most important. It also contains ‘Priorities’ or the steps that the city’s public services, together, will take forward.

The Well-being Objectives are:

  • Cardiff is a Great Place to Grow Up
  • Cardiff is a Great Place to Grow Older
  • Supporting People out of Poverty
  • Safe, Confident and Empowered Communities
  • A Capital City that Works for Wales
  • One Planet Cardiff
  • Modernising and Integrating our Public Services

Why do we need a Well-being Plan?

Cardiff, like all cities, is facing a number of persistent and major challenges.  In particular:

  • Managing recovery and renewal from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Ensuring that population growth and economic success benefits all citizens
  • Reducing the inequity gap between the city’s most and least deprived
  • Meeting the needs of an ageing population
  • Responding to increasing demands on health and social services
  • Urgently making the systemic changes needed to mitigate the impacts of climate change and decarbonise the city.

No one public service can respond to these challenges alone. It will require close partnership working between Cardiff PSB members and other organisations in the public, private and third sectors, and most importantly of all, with the citizens of Cardiff.

Evidence Base

The Plan responds to a wide-ranging evidence base on the quality of life and public services in Cardiff, and how these might change over the years to come.  This includes:

  • Cardiff’s Local Well-being Assessment: a comprehensive study of the quality of life in Cardiff undertaken in 2022. The assessment includes a ‘Cardiff Today’ report, which identifies where the city is performing well, where it needs to improve and its key challenges, and a ‘Cardiff Tomorrow’ report, which sets out the long-term trends facing Cardiff and the impact these will have on the city’s public services.
  • The Cardiff and Vale Population Needs Assessment: an assessment of the needs for care and support amongst the residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the range and level of services required to meet that need.
  • The views of the people of Cardiff: the main findings of the public consultation on the Well-being Plan (2023-28), as well as the key findings from a number of consultation and engagement exercises undertaken over the course of the past year.
  • Future Generations Commissioner’s Advice: To assist Public Services Boards in developing their Well-being Plans, the Future Generations Commissioner is required under Section (42) of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act to provide advice on how to take steps to meet the PSB’s draft objectives.

Measuring Progress – City Dashboard

Progress will be measured against a combination of national, regional, and local outcome indicators as listed under each Well-being Objective.

The latest data is available on Cardiff’s online City-wide Dashboard. The Dashboard brings together a number of data-sets, grouped by different themes, to present a picture of life in Cardiff. The data can be viewed over time and, where available, compared with other areas or broken down to sub-Cardiff level.

Progress against the Well-being Plan’s indicators and priorities will be reported on annually, as part of the PSB’s Annual Report.

Previous Local Well-being Plans