News & Press Releases

Preventing ACEs is everybody’s business

2/11/16 Sophie Howe

Preventing adverse childhood experiences is everybody’s business and the Well-being of Future Generations Act provides real opportunity to change the way we do things, says Sophie Howe, Commissioner for Future...

What does well-being look like now and in the future?

20/10/16 Michael Palmer

A key part of the Well-being of Future Generations Act established Public Services Boards (PSBs) to make sure that local organisations work together to improve the well-being of their area...

Welsh Budget must set public bodies on right track

18/10/16 Sophie Howe

The Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe has today responded to the Welsh draft budget:

Social Prescribing approach could lessen pressure on GPs

12/10/16 Sophie Howe

In response to a British Medical Association survey that revealed that a quarter of GPs in Wales are considering leaving the profession.

It’s time we looked at innovative ways of tackling the nation’s health problems

10/10/16 Sophie Howe

Like many parents, I supply my family with vitamins as we try to prevent the inevitable latest strain of winter cold or even flu. GP waiting rooms fill up and...

Taking Wales Forward Programme for Government provides new opportunities

20/9/16 Sophie Howe

As the First Minister highlights, this is an opportunity to take a new approach. I am encouraged the Welsh Government recognises the need for new ways of working to make...

Long term plans within Welsh Government essential to improve lives in Wales

18/7/16 Sophie Howe

Welsh Government must focus on planning for the long term, setting the standard for involving people in the decisions that affect them if they are serious about improving lives, says...

Urgent action needed to protect communities from climate change

12/7/16 Sophie Howe

Stronger, more focused action is needed to protect communities in Wales from the risks of Climate Change, says Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

The Commissioner’s view on the EU referendum

30/6/16 Sophie Howe

If the UK Government were bound by the Well-being of Future Generations Act, would the EU Referendum have gone ahead?’ Wales’ Future Generations Commissioner reflects on what the Brexit result...

#ACEsDecember Are too many women being jailed in Wales?

19/12/18 Sophie Howe

In response to a BBC Wales story on the numbers of Welsh women in prison for non-violent offences, Sophie Howe commented on how the impact on children and young people...

#ProudToBeMe by Iestyn Wyn, Stonewall Cymru


This weekend people across Wales will come together to celebrate equality and diversity at Pride Cymru.