"We need to rediscover our aspiration for our communities – poor mining communities – fervour for education and community spirit has been lost. Schools need to lift young people’s eyes again to what they can achieve. Can young people become more involved in their communities? Can they assist older people and in doing so improve esteem for young people. Third generation on benefits – we need to teach people they have a responsibility for themselves.” (combined comments from Future Scenarios event 20th September 2016)
People in Caerphilly county borough have varying needs, wishes and aspirations, and also experience different life chances, which can facilitate or hinder well-being and the ability to participate in life as one chooses. The issues highlighted in ‘A Prosperous Caerphilly’ and ‘Cohesive Communities’ are also closely linked to the issues highlighted in this section, in terms of peoples’ abilities to meet their own needs and those of their families.