Fundamental Principles of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act
Voice and control
Putting the individual and their needs, at the centre of their care, and giving them a voice in, and control over reaching the outcomes that help them achieve well-being.
Prevention and early intervention
Increasing preventative services within the community to minimise the escalation of critical need.
Supporting people to achieve their own well-being and measuring the success of care and support.
Encouraging individuals to become more involved in the design and delivery of services.
Strong partnership working between all agencies and organisation.
What is Well-being?
We want people to have healthy, happy lives.
The Act will change the way local authority social services and other care services work together in partnership to help and support people. The Act will help make sure people enjoy well-being in every area of their lives.
Well-being doesn't only mean being healthy; it means:
• being well in your emotions
• feeling safe where you live
• having every chance to do well at school
• having friends
• being a part of good, strong communities
• being safe from violence; and
• lots more