Working in partnership plays a major role in coordinating strategic planning in the delivery of quality local services.

BAVO and the voluntary sector is seen as an important partner in supporting the work of statutory bodies.

Bridgend Public Services Board

Bridgend Public Services Board is a group of public sector and not for profit organisations (including BAVO) who work together to create a better Bridgend County Borough.

A new law called the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015) was introduced in 2016. It created goals for each authority to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of their area.The Act also made it a legal requirement for each local authority to create a public services board (PSB). Bridgend Public Services Board was created on 1 April 2016.

As part of the Act, Bridgend Public Service Board collected data and information and asked local people about the strengths and challenges facing the area, both now and in the future. The information was used to develop the Bridgend Assessment of Wellbeing which was published in April 2017 and helps us to understand the needs of our citizens and communities and will be updated regularly. 

We have used the wellbeing assessment along with other key information to develop the Wellbeing Plan for Bridgend County Borough which tells us how to improve well-being in Bridgend County Borough, and what we need to do in order to achieve this. It also shows how following the plan will help us to meet the seven wellbeing goals set out in the Act.

The key elements of the PSB structure for wellbeing in Bridgend County Borough include:

  • Safe and Cohesive Communities;
  • Best Start in Life;
  • Healthy Choices in a Healthy Environment;
  • Reducing Social and Economonic Inequalities.

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