Carers Trust Wales has joined forces with a growing number of public and third sector organisations from across Wales in pledging to think and work together to secure a happier and healthier Wales.

Uniting under the Cymru Well Wales banner, organisations have committed to aligning activity and resources to tackle and prevent the issues that contribute most towards poor health and wellbeing in Wales.

Cymru Well Wales considers all available evidence to decide upon key priority areas for collaborative action. This is guided by a strategic leadership group of senior decision makers.

Speaking of Cymru Well Wales, Kieron Rees, Senior External Affairs Manager for Carers Trust Wales, said:

"Carers Trust Wales are pleased to be a partner in the Cymru Well Wales campaign.

There are over 370,000 unpaid carers in Wales, whose contribution to health and social care is worth £8.1bn to the economy every year. It is vital that their voices are heard in shaping the future of health and social care."

Tracey Cooper, Chief Executive of Public Health Wales and co-chair of Public Health Wales, said:

"Cymru Well Wales is a movement of motivated organisations that are committed to working together today to secure better health and wellbeing for the people of Wales tomorrow.

"Partners in Cymru Well Wales recognise that good health requires a whole-of society approach and that’s why organisations from across public life are coming together to tackle the issues that cause the greatest harms to the people of Wales."

Acheiving sustainable health and wellbeing in Wales

Partners in Cymru Well Wales are from a variety of sectors, including local authorities, government, health, housing, police, fire and rescue services, environment, education, workplaces, sports and the third sector. In the video below people from these sectors talk about how important Cymru Well Wales will be: 

Rebecca Evans, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, said:

"Good health is not simply a result of good healthcare. Economic, environmental and social issues all have a significant impact on people's long-term health and wellbeing.

"Through working together and aligning our resources, we can achieve our shared goal of sustainable health and wellbeing in Wales. That's why I am delighted so many organisations have pledged to coordinate efforts to create a 'Well Wales'."