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THE WELLBEING REGION

4theRegion is a movement to co-create a happier, healthier South West Wales with a thriving economy that serves the well-being of people and the planet.  We want to see our region leading the way making in new ways of living and working, and new ways of organising our society and our economy, more visible, more accessible and more relevant to all those who live here.

Since the Welsh Government became the first in the world to put protecting the well-being of future generations into law, in 2015; and since Wales joined the Wellbeing Economy Governments Organisation in 2019, it’s fair to say that Wales is part of a global movement to reshape our economies so that they work better for people and the planet.  

We want to see our region fully embracing the principles of the Wellbeing Economy and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act for Wales (2015), making sure the purpose of growing our economy is to serve the wellbeing of people and the planet, rather than an end in itself.  What we have here in South West Wales is an amazing natural environment, a brilliant quality of life, caring communities… and the opportunity to make Wellbeing our unique selling point, our regional identity, and our shared purpose. 

WELLBEING ECONOMY ALLIANCE

WEAll Cymru is a volunteer-led “network of networks”, working together to achieve the tipping point for deep and lasting change. The goal is to connect, collaborate and AMPLIFY the idea of a wellbeing economy, and exactly what it looks like, here in Wales.

4theRegion is a founding member of WEAll Cymru, and several of our members are also involved.  It’s great to be part of a Wales-wide network of like minded organisations who want to see economic system change for Wales.

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