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What is futures? Futures describes a range of tools and techniques that can help us think about probable, possible and preferable futures. Using futures techniques is a straightforward and practical way to think long-term; one of the five ways of working in the Well-being of Future Generations Act. Futures work also helps with the other ways of working – it gets people working together, it pools expertise and insight from different sources, and helps to anticipate potential challenges so you can take preventative action. Click to find out more about the techniques and how to use them – it’s easier than you think!