At the What Works Centre for Wellbeing we believe that improving people’s wellbeing is the ultimate goal of effective policy and community action.
We are an independent collaborating centre that develops and shares robust and accessible wellbeing evidence to improve decision-making.
We work closely with partners to answer key questions on what works to improve wellbeing and identify the gaps in the research to be filled. Our evidence is useful to and used by:
- Governments: national, local, and the wider public sector.
- Businesses: large, small and multi national, professional bodies.
- Civil society: charities, social enterprises and community groups.
The Centre is a registered Community Interest Company. You can view all our current and former funders and partners here.
How do we do this?
Our vision is of a future where the wellbeing of people and communities in the UK improves year-on-year and wellbeing inequalities are reduced.
Our mission is to develop and share robust, accessible and useful evidence that governments, businesses, communities and people use to improve wellbeing across the UK.
Our approach is:
What is a What Works Centre?
Other members of the What Works Network are:
|What Works Centre||Policy area|
|National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)||Health and social care|
|Education Endowment Foundation||Educational achievement|
|College of Policing What Works Centre for Crime Reduction||Crime reduction|
|Early Intervention Foundation||Early intervention|
|What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth
(hosted by LSE, Arup, Centre for Cities)
|Local economic growth|
|Centre for Ageing Better||Improved quality of life for older people|
|Centre for Homelessness Impact||Homelessness|
|What Works for Children’s Social Care||Children’s social care|