Local authorities strategic support

About Local authorities strategic support

Wellbeing is a relevant, credible and measurable way to connect policy goals with policy outcomes in a way that matters to people’s lives.

We have partnered with the Health Foundation to deliver a programme of support for local authorities and their partners to place wellbeing evidence at the heart of policy and practice.

We do this by:

  • measuring, exploring and understanding the distribution of wellbeing in an area
  • using wellbeing analysis to shape policy and practice
  • understanding how existing powers and duties can be used to maximise wellbeing impact
  • measuring the wellbeing impact of policy and projects
  • providing opportunities for collaboration and learning

To find out more about our programme of work with local government, please contact Joanne Smithson, Local Government & Health Sector Lead. You can also sign up to our evidence alerts to find out more as our work progresses.


Aug 12, 2020 | By James Lowman
Covid, convenience stores, community, and loneliness
Guest Blog
Jul 8, 2020 | By Deborah Hardoon
Wellbeing at the heart of Covid recovery
Centre Blog
Jul 1, 2020 | By Paul Frijters
The wellbeing costs of physical distancing
Guest Blog

External resource

  • JUMP projects Happy Days volunteer report
  • Co-op Community Wellbeing Index
  • Thriving Places Index
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