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Measures of wellbeing and impact – who decides?

Measures of wellbeing and impact – who decides?

This week, Becky Seale and Catherine-Rose Stocks-Rankin, Public Health England researchers and co-leads of the Unleashing Healthy Communities project in Bromley by Bow, share their perspectives on traditional measurement of community-based approaches to...

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How can wellbeing evidence inform your work in 2019?

We start 2019 with an ambitious new series of evidence projects at the Centre. Each piece of research or guidance developed builds on the evidence programme of the last three years. The projects will also all be delivered within the next 12 months to ensure the...

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Wellbeing evidence, policy and practice in 2018

Happy holidays from all of us at the Centre. Thank you for your support, insights, feedback and participation: it led to more evidence-informed action; more understanding of what wellbeing is, and how to measure it; and some impactful collaborations...

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Workplace health and wellbeing: call for evidence

What's happening? We are conducting a review of how to implement actions that improve the health and wellbeing of workers. This can include specific workplace health and wellbeing programmes and initiatives, but can also include other changes to how people are managed...

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Community business and wellbeing: evidence call

What’s happening? What Works Centre for Wellbeing, with Leeds Beckett University, are carrying out a systematic review to find out whether and by what means community businesses can improve community conditions and wellbeing. The review team will be doing a careful...

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Can adult learning lead to higher life satisfaction?

Life satisfaction gains from adult learningThe big questions: Do adults who are:unemployedliving in deprived areashold no/low qualificationspart of minority ethnicitiesgain wellbeing benefit from participating in learning programmes? And, if so, what type...

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The community spillover effect of violent crime

This week’s guest blog is from Panka Bencsik from the University of Sussex on the results from her research on crime’s costs to communities, specifically how violent and sexual crimes increase stress for locals in the area. Crime in our...

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Wellbeing across the lifecourse: the big picture

  The Centre is part of the What Works Network, which work together to make evidence on ‘what works’ accessible for decision-makers across a range of sectors. This blog is a collaboration between different centres in the network. The Centre will also be...

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