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Open Consultations

Throughout the year there are many different consultations on policies, services and legislative changes conducted by public sector organisations and the UK and Welsh Governments.

Many of these consultations are upon issues that will directly affect third sector organisations and community groups themselves, or those who use their services

PAVO regularly makes formal responses to these consultations on behalf of Powys' Third Sector in order to make sure the views, concerns and suggestions of the sector are considered by decision makers.

PAVO welcomes your organisation's or your service users' views or comments upon any of the consultations listed below, please send them to or contact us on 01597 822191 to discuss them further.

Details of PAVO's responses to previous public consultations can be viewed here

Give your views on a new vision for Powys in the Year 2040

Powys' Public Service Board (PSB) has now agreed its Vision for Powys in 2040, based on the evidence and analysis within Powys' recent Wellbeing Assessment. This, together with a draft Wellbeing Plan based upon the Vision and the issues identified in the Assessment, is subject to an ongoing programme of public consultation over the Autumn/Winter.

You can view the PSB's Vision, and importantly, also give your views upon it at: or

Feedback received from this survey will help inform the work that is beginning upon a draft of the Wellbeing Plan for Powys based on this Vision.

Some questions you might want to consider about the PSB's vision are:

  • Does it reflect the priorities, aspirations and concerns of the people and communities that your community group or organisation works with?
  • Does it feel like a blue-print for 'transformational' change within Powys?
  • Do you think the objectives and aspirations it sets out are the right ones for Powys?
  • Does it reflect the key issues gathered in the wellbeing assessment strongly enough (these were: transport and access to services; jobs and economy; and older peoples accommodation) and offer a satisfactory approach to dealing with them?
  • Are there important issues facing Powys in the future which you feel the vision omits or doesn't fully address?

PAVO will be seeking the views of community groups and voluntary organisations in more detail in the coming months upon the the draft Wellbeing Plan once it is published, however as a first step, we would encourage everyone to look at and respond to the current survey on the PSB's Vision.

For further information or queries about the Powys Wellbeing Plan process please contact Peter Lathbury at:<wbr /> or on 01597 822191.

Developing a Health and Care Strategy for Powys

Welcome to the draft Vision for Health and Care in Powys to 2027 and beyond.

We are delighted to welcome you to this draft Health and Care Strategy. Importantly, our organisations are working together with key partners and the people of Powys to plan for the future of health and care. We all know that these are challenging times, particularly with the prolonged period of austerity and the changing needs of the people of Powys. We also know that Powys is a place where we aspire to help improve the wellbeing of all people. This is why this draft strategy seeks to enable children and young people to ‘Start Well’, for people to ‘Live Well’ and older people to ‘Age Well’. Over 1000 people have contributed in some way to the development of this strategy so far and we would really value views on what has been produced.

For more information:



Wellbeing Assessment for Powys - Powys County Council

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, which came into force in April 2015, is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.

It places a duty on public sector organisations and partner agencies to work together and come up with a plan which helps to improve the well-being of not just the current generation but taking into account the needs of future generations.

National Consultations

You can view details of all current national consultations on the WCVA website

Powys Consultations

Please see below for details of current public sector consultations within Powys. (Link to Powys County Council website)

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Powys Voluntary Sector

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Powys Transport Training Agency provides transport related training courses and information ... find out more

Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

Community Development

PAVO's team of Development Officers can provide you with practical support to help develop your community group or voluntary group and its activities ... find out more

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