Powys Public Service Board

The Welsh Government’s Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about creating a better Wales. It places a legal duty to establish a Public Service Board (PSB) to do this locally for Powys.



The role of the PSB is to improve the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of Powys through better joint working across all public services.

The PSB has a duty to:

  • assess the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being in Powys – Powys Well-being Assessment
  • set objectives that contribute to the well-being goals – Powys Well-being Plan.

The PSB must consult widely.

The PSB must also carry out a yearly review of the Powys Wellbeing Plan to show progress.


The statutory membership of Powys PSB is:

  • Powys County Council
  • Powys Teaching Health Board
  • Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • Natural Resources Wales

Powys PSB must invite the following organisations to participate:

  • Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Dyfed-Powys Police
  • a representative of the Third Sector: Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO)
  • a representative of the Probation Service in Powys: Wales Community Rehabilitation Company
  • a representative of Welsh Ministers: Head of Energy, Water and Food
  • it has also been agreed to invite Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to participate in the work of the Powys PSB.

PAVO/Third Sector Representation:

Clair Swales (PAVO Chief Executive) (PAVO Chair)

Meeting Schedule: 4 times a year.

The Powys Well-being Plan

The Powys Well-being Plan was approved in June 2023 and contains 3 local objectives and 3 well-being steps to achieve those objectives, setting out what the Public Service Board wants Powys to look like in the future.

The Powys Well-being Plan, has been developed to provide a long term vision of well-being in Powys.