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Housing for vulnerable people: what works?

Today we publish an evidence review that looks at what works when it comes to interventions for housing-vulnerable people. It builds on evidence gaps identified in our scoping review earlier this year. In today’s blog we run the key findings against practitioner perspectives of what works. The practitoner perspective comes from Chris Fields, CEO of Leeds-based homeless charity St Georges Crypt, based on his experience of what makes delivering interventions successful. Download the full report and cost-effectiveness model Download the briefing   Practitioner perspective: Good identification of needs is important; avoid one cap fits all – everyone is different...

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Sheffield Environmental Movement: access to green space, inequality and measuring wellbeing

This short case study is intended to start a conversation for and with organisations working in green space to think about how their work can impact on wellbeing inequalities. How do their activities consider the barriers to people engaging with activities in green space? How can different groups’ skills and knowledge be used to better inform activities within green space that can reduce wellbeing inequalities? How can such activities form part of a broader set of practices that can reduce wellbeing inequalities? Background There is increasing amounts of evidence of the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in...

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Education to employment: the role of wellbeing

The transition from full-time education into employment can be a testing time for many young people. Helping young people find employment has been a key policy objective for many years, and indeed the percentage of young people not in education, employment or training (NEETs) is now part of the United Nations SDG framework. Using five years of longitudinal data from the UK Understanding Society Survey, our research looks at what impact wellbeing has on the probablity of school-leavers finding employment, and how that compares with other factors. Download the report this infographic is based on Tweet this Tweet this...

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Wellbeing and potential barriers: Leaving no one behind

  The ONS has pioneered the measurement of national wellbeing in the UK, in addition to traditional measures of prosperity. This enables policy makers to make better, more well-rounded decisions. As the work matures, its scope is being expanded to better reflect the wellbeing of the whole population. David Tabor, research officer in Quality of Life at the Office for National Statistics, explains. Now, the ONS is aiming to dig a little deeper than headline averages to answer questions such as: why is personal wellbeing improving? What differences are there between population groups? Are we creating the right conditions...

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Measuring National Wellbeing: Quality of Life in the UK, 2018

Today the Office for National Statistics releases its annual article on the wellbeing of the UK. Rhian Jones and Chris Randall, Quality of Life, Office for National Statistics share the headlines. Once a year, we report progress against a set of headline indicators covering ten areas including our health, natural environment, personal finances and crime. Traditionally, this has focused mainly on headline figures for the whole population. To increase the value of our work to decision-makers and in keeping with our aspiration to ‘leave no one behind’, we are taking a new approach. We now look beneath the overall...

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