New funding call: wellbeing methods and measures

We are looking for a brilliant, policy-savvy academic consortia to work with us to improve the body of evidence on the measurement of wellbeing in a way that’s useful for policy makers and practitioners. The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and...

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Heritage and wellbeing: state of the evidence

Today we publish the scoping review on heritage and wellbeing, from the community wellbeing evidence programme. It looked at 75 papers and reports on the impact of heritage places, interventions, and assets - things like historic objects, monuments or...

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Measuring the impact of Employee Assistance Programmes

This week’s guest blog comes from Neil Mountford, Chair of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. Together with the Work Foundation they have developed a tool that gives employers evidence of the financial benefits of Employee Assistance...

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How does UK wellbeing compare to other countries?

This week the ONS published a comparative look at how the UK, as a whole, is doing. They compared it against the performance of other countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They look at...

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Measuring loneliness: new guidance

Today we launch our brief guide on measuring loneliness aimed at charities and social enterprises. Ingrid Abreu Scherer, Civil Society and Wellbeing Lead, explains how the guidance can help you understand your project’s impact, and how your evaluation can help us...

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Benefits and challenges of practice examples

This week’s guest blog is by Jane South, Professor of Healthy Communities at Leeds Beckett University and National Adviser on Communities for Public Health England. Jane outlines the benefits and challenges to using practice examples to measure community...

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