The Council’s Well-being Objectives are:

  • ECONOMY - Building a strong economy
  • PEOPLE - Promoting independence and positive lives for everyone
  • PLACE - Creating neighbourhoods where people are proud to live and work

These objectives were formally adopted by the Cabinet at its meeting on 9 March 2017.

How we set our objectives

Our objectives were derived from the Council’s priorities as set our in the Corporate Plan - 'The Way Ahead', which was agreed in February 2016.  The Corporate Plan sets out the overall vision, purpose and ambition for the Council from 2016 – 2020.  The Plan was informed by feedback from a range of consultations with residents and staff, which helped us to decide where to focus our work to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of residents of Rhondda Cynon Taf.  As well as using feedback, we continually challenge what we do at all levels of the Council and respond to feedback from our independent auditors.

The Plan also sets out how the Council will meet the challenges it faces, which includes building a sustainable County Borough, for example by longer term planning including 21st Century schools, Early intervention and prevention and working in partnership with others.

All Councils in Wales must comply with legislation that guides our work; this includes the Well-being of Future Generations (WFG) Act 2015 (WFG Act).

Among other things, the WFG Act asks Councils to implement five ways of working, i.e. think about the long-term impact of our work; look to prevent problems from happening, and work better with local people, communities and other organisations. 

The WFG Act has been acknowledged by the Future Generations Commissioner as the ‘common sense Act’ and the Council is already well placed to meet its requirements.  At its meeting on 2 November 2016, Cabinet agreed to simplify the implementation of the Act as far as possible for all elected Members and officers and set out a clear policy statement so that we continue to do more to maximise what we already do to meet the requirements of the Act without creating additional bureaucracy.

From 2018, the Council’s priorities will be directed by the Cwm Taf Well-being Plan, which was published by the Cwm Taf Public Services Board in May 2018.

The Corporate Performance Report

Information about our priorities and objectives, why they were chosen, and the targets and deadlines we have set ourselves is set out annually in our Corporate Performance Report. This report also tells you what we will do, by when, to deliver these priorities. There are also links to more detailed and technical information for those of you who would like to know more.

The Corporate Performance Report 2019-20 was agreed by the Council at its meeting on 31st July 2019 (available in other languages and formats on request)

For further information please contact the Performance Management Team on 01443 680723, or email

 [Last Updated October 2019]

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