This project would be a pilot project in a small community, using innovative approaches to explore the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (2017) and the Social Services and Wellbeing Act (2014). The Well-being of Future Generations Act requires a different approach to working. It provides a shared vision for public services in Wales for the future.
This project would employ a community development worker to:
Identify other town and community councils that already are working more ‘co-productively’ to identify best practice and consider how some ideas may work in practice in our community.
Research and explore the specific needs of the community and work with current service providers, community organisations and volunteers to identify the services required in the village, and explore how the community council can work more effectively and ‘co-productively’ with the local community to sustain and improve local services.
Initiate training and provide training for the community councillors in understanding the new statutory requirements and the change in their roles and responsibilities.
This project could work with the Welsh Government to ‘trial’ and coproduce the toolkit at ground level. Facilitating and creating new clusters of smaller community councils the development worker for this project will be identifying other town and community councils that Dinas could work more collaboratively with.
The project will only benefit the community of Dinas Cross initially as it is a pilot scheme.