A key goal of the PPN is to create a shared vision for the well-being of our communities for this and future generations.
This statement of well being will act as a guiding vision for everything done by the group.
What is Community Well being?
A society’s well-being requires that economic, political, environmental, cultural and social developments all be sustainable.
It also requires a focus on inter-generational justice to ensure the well-being of future generations is promoted.
What do we mean by sustainable development?
Development that “meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission, 1992).
Aspects of Well being
A wide range of factors impact on our well-being – these can be macro, these relate to the bigger picture such as society and the environment. Or micro – this can be related to how we feel in ourselves, including our physical and mental health. All aspects of well-being are interlinked. Many factors impact on an individual’s and community’s sense of well being.
One of many models of wellbeing is the ‘social determinants of health’ model which is outlined below.
The County Plenary will begin work on creating their own shared vision of well-being when they meet. How would you define a vision for the well-being of our communities for this and future generations?