THIS year’s Public Service Board (PSB) annual report, is due to be published at the end of July, and will be in a paper format.

Last year’s report was made in series of video clips that were uploaded online.

The report concentrates on a dozen ‘steps’ on various topics, such as education, carbon positive strategy, branding, improving emotional health and transport that are done by various board members.

But due to the coronavirus there is still work to be done to complete the report.

Powys County Council’s (PCC) head and transformation and communications, Emma Palmer, explained the process at the PSB meeting on Thursday, June 26.

Ms Palmer said: “The report will be in written form this year.

“Thanks to all of our partners for providing the updates, there is a gap for steps five, 11 and 12 and I’m not sure we will receive the required content in order to meet the time scales set out.”

She added that the report will be finalised by July 10 before being sent for Welsh language translation.

“We are looking to publish the report on all of our websites at the end of July, and then issue a press release, said Ms Palmer.

She added that PSB partners should promote the report as much as possible.

The three steps, on developing community resilience, a multi-agency approach to wellbeing and improving emotional health are all the responsibility of Powys Teaching Health Board, (PTHB).

PTHB director of public health, Stuart Bourne, assured members that reports for those steps would be ready for next week.

Mr Bourne, said:  “Just on the video versus paper based version.

“Having a paper based report is potentially a positive.

“We had difficulty last year with the video and sharing it to colleagues.

“I think a paper version is not necessarily a bad thing.”

It is expected that PCC leader Councillor Rosemarie Harris, as PSB chairman will write a blog on the report around it’s publication date.

The report will be submitted to the future generations commissioner for Wales – Sophie Howe.

PSBs have been set up in Wales under the 2015 Well-being of Future Generations Act.

They are made up of representatives from the local authority, health board, and the fire and rescue authority, Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the department of work and pensions, as well as town and community councillors.

Representatives of the Police, Welsh Government and volunteer organisations can also be invited to be part of meetings.

The idea is that PSBs are supposed to improve joint working across all public services in each local authority area in Wales.

In Powys the future wellbeing plan is called ‘Towards 2040’ and it has four identified objectives.

People will experience a stable and thriving economy

People will enjoy a sustainable and productive environment.

People will be healthy, socially motivated and responsible

People will be connected by strong communities and a vibrant culture