We commissioned a scoping review of existing review-level evidence on what works to boost social relations, and its relationship to community wellbeing.
The review identified current knowledge of interventions, actions, and policies that have “boosting social relations” (or proxy measures) as an intended outcome, to highlight what is known and where there are gaps in the evidence base.
Relationships are included in the 10 key domains
of the UK’s national wellbeing framework.
Social relations are widely recognised by the scientific literature and governmental practices as an important determinant of individual and community wellbeing.
In terms of community wellbeing, social relations account for interactions and interpersonal relations taking place between individuals, and also connect groups, communities, and institutions to achieve more cohesive and healthier societies.
Our working Theory of Change suggests that social relations can be thought of an intermediate outcome or a component of community wellbeing.
Core concepts and definitions
Who is this for?
Researchers interested to use insights as basis for identifying priority areas for more in-depth systematic reviews focusing on community wellbeing and social relations.
We have identified research questions around specific interventions which can be addressed in a systematic evidence review.
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