Getting Wales Moving

Getting Wales Moving

Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018, 10:00 - 11:00

Venue: Hilton Cardiff Hotel

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act provides the encouragement, permission and obligation to make the changes needed and drastically improve the economic, physical and mental wellbeing of current and future generations through the creation of a healthier, more prosperous, more cohesive and more resilient society.

A fundamental feature of the WBFG Act was to create the role of the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. Since taking up this role, Sophie Howe has shown that she is determined to support a move away from the tick box approach to duties and responsibilities and towards a real integrated long term approach to delivering services that supports people now and into the future through a radical and collaborative approach to service delivery.

To this end a strategic plan 2017 - 2023 has been formed and consists of a series of themes and principles, one of which centres around the importance of embedding and designing in physical literacy and activity across all demographics and age ranges irrespective of social circumstance and privilege.

This conference will focus on exploring key areas for action which tackle the causes and consequences of the likely impacts of future generations health and wellbeing. The conference will seek ideas and solutions around the following areas;

  • How can we become healthier for longer?
  • What skills, training and support do our communities need to thrive?
  • What do the WBFG 5 ways of working mean for daily delivery?
  • What are the economic opportunities of a more skilled and physically active Wales?

Tags: Physical Activity, Mental Health, Wellbeing, Health, Lifestyle