49 episodes

How can we rebuild our local economies and transform the way we live, to create sustainable development and well-being for people, the planet, and future generations? Tune in each week as we talk to the change makers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are part of the movement to create a Wellbeing Economy, right here in South West Wales. This series of online conversations is hosted by 4theRegion, an independent alliance of people, businesses and organisations across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, working together to transform our region and achieve the vision for Wales set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

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How can we rebuild our local economies and transform the way we live, to create sustainable development and well-being for people, the planet, and future generations? Tune in each week as we talk to the change makers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are part of the movement to create a Wellbeing Economy, right here in South West Wales. This series of online conversations is hosted by 4theRegion, an independent alliance of people, businesses and organisations across Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, working together to transform our region and achieve the vision for Wales set out in the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.

    Introduction - The Three Ps of Social Value

    Introduction - The Three Ps of Social Value

    In our new series, we'll be exploring the wider question of how we reshape our economy based on what really matters, and why we think attachment to place should be at the heart of how we think about this new economy.  We're interested in helping to create an economic system that is fit for the 21st century, one that counts more than money, more than GDP, more than profit.  So, what do we mean by social value - and how can we support organisations and communities to embrace social value as a new system of accounting for value? 


    We'll be talking to thoughtleaders and changemakers across our region and around the world, about credible alternatives to a global form of capitalism that extracts value and wellbeing from people, places and the planet.  Starting here in South West Wales, and looking outwards, join us on a learning journey to understand the new economy, and what's needed to create resilience for the future that's coming down the line.


    Talking points in this new series will include:


    Wellbeing Economics;

    Doughnut Economics;

    Attachment Economics;

    The Foundational Economy;

    The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act;

    Asset Based Community Development;

    Co-production, empowerment and collaboration;

    Changemakers and communities of purpose;

    Capitalist Realism;

    And changing perspectives on hope and politics.


    Hosted by Dawn Lyle & Zoe Antrobus from 4theRegion, www.4theregion.org.uk 

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    47. Young Changemakers

    47. Young Changemakers

    This week we're hearing from inspiring young people from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. The future of our region is in the hands of the younger generation, and we're interested in what motivates young people to get involved in changemaking projects and how we can amplify their voices and encourage them to become facilitators of positive change.



    We hear from Neath Port Talbot Youth Council member Lola, who has been involved in projects such as Sustainable Schools, which aims to reduce plastic in school canteens and a pilot project involving fruit trees within schools. We also hear from Swansea-based young people Jed, Elliot and Jake who have used their voice to successfully campaign for and fundraise a skatepark in Bishopston by using community collaboration to make their voice heard within the local area.

    • 20 min
    46. Investing in Swansea

    46. Investing in Swansea

    It's currently an exciting time to be in Swansea city centre with many developments taking place as part of massive investments, including the Swansea Bay City Deal. We spoke to a few of those involved the transformation of the city centre, including the digital arena, the restoration of the Albert Hall, new and existing community, maker and co-working spaces as well as schemes such as Swansea BID!

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    45. The Pembrokeshire Perspective with Tegryn Jones

    45. The Pembrokeshire Perspective with Tegryn Jones

    Tegryn Jones is the Chair of the Pembrokeshire  Public Services Board and Chief Executive at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. We spoke to Tegryn about his involvement with the Pembrokeshire Public Services Board, how the PSB works to improve the longer term well-being of people and communities in Pembrokeshire and key opportunity areas for development across Pembrokeshire.



    Public Services Boards (PSBs) seek to bring members of public services, third sector and private sectors together in order to guide the process of delivering key elements of the Well being of Future Generations (Wales) Act and improve the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales.



    Find out more about Pembrokeshire Public Services Board: https://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/public-services-board

    • 29 min
    44. Working with the Menopause with Jayne Woodman

    44. Working with the Menopause with Jayne Woodman

    Jayne Woodman set up The Menopause Team in 2019 to assist employers and employees in establishing significantly better menopause outcomes for women and organisations. With Menopausal women becoming one of the fastest growing demographic in the UK workforce, The Menopause Team provide workshops and strategies to help organisations become more resilient, understanding and supportive. 


    We spoke to Jayne about the importance of raising awareness, empowering women to thrive in the workplace and enabling employers and colleagues to better understand how to support menopausal employees. 


    The Menopause Team run awareness sessions, workshops, coaching and provide resources to empower employees and employers. You can find more information on their website: www.themenopauseteam.com

    • 19 min
    43. Crowdfunding Insights with Sweet Pickings Swansea

    43. Crowdfunding Insights with Sweet Pickings Swansea

    Sweet Pickings Swansea / Cyfoeth y Coed Abertawe is a community group tackling food poverty and waste by harvesting unpicked fruit (mainly apples) from trees around the Swansea area. Sweet Pickings have partnered with FareShare to collect and distribute the fruit to 24 organisations addressing food poverty, including Matt's Cafe, the East Side Food Bank and Unity in Diversity and have identified over 70 tree sites to harvest.


    We spoke to Anna Williams about the Sweet Pickings Swansea initiative, the rapid growth of the project and the process behind setting up and running a crowdfunding drive. Sweet Pickings Swansea is currently fundraising for equipment, insurance, publicity materials and more to ensure the project continues to grow and make great things happen in Swansea.


    Are you able to help Sweet Pickings' crowdfund? Any amount will be greatly appreciated as they continue to grow and make this dream into a reality.


    Sweet Pickings Crowdfund on SpaceHive


    Sweet Pickings Facebook Group

    • 26 min

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