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The Purpose of the Community & Partnership Development Team

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act are encouraging public bodies to look ahead and identify new ways of doing better things together. As a requirement of the Act, the Public Services Board (PSB) undertook a Well-being Assessment throughout 2016 — a campaign called Our Monmouthshire — which provided us with an understanding of the assets, challenges and opportunities within our county. This enabled us to set our Well-being Objectives in March 2017 which forms part of the Well-being Plan in 2018.

The strategy for a Community & Partnership Development Team aligns with the Well-being Objectives, enabling co-production by taking a local asset and place-based approach. The Team will bridge gaps by balancing community needs with Monmouthshire County Council and PSB priorities, to ensure the county’s future sustainability.

The Team will do this by working with communities and partners to help bring about social change and improve the quality of life in our county. The Team will act as enablers; unlocking potential and supporting sustainability through collective impact; providing a resource and tangible link between local communities and a wide range of partners; enabling the delivery of a measurable and sustainable programme of activities that will constantly look to the future.

The Team will allocate a dedicated officer to each of the five areas across Monmouthshire (Abergavenny, Monmouth, Usk, Caldicot and Chepstow), to provide continuity, to build solid relationships and provide a steer around both the strategic direction of travel and to support local action to realise sustainable and resilient communities across the county.