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August 2017

Community wellbeing table of indicators

Community wellbeing table of indicators
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This is a working document that lists the indicators, frameworks, measures and proxies used by UK governmental and non-governmental agencies 2010-2016 identified as part of our rapid scoping review.

In the current version, we found 43 measures or indicators of community wellbeing that are currently or recently in use in the UK. Governmental organisations were more likely to use indicator frameworks or sets, while non-governmental or academic organisations were more likely to use conceptual frameworks. Academic organisations were the most likely of the 3 organisational types to use validated measures or scales. There was a wide range of synonyms or proxy terms used relating to community wellbeing, and we have begun to map these against the domains included within them.

This will then be updated as we conduct systematic reviews of the topic areas in the community wellbeing evidence programme.

This mapping exercise complements other work being undertaken by the What Works Wellbeing Communities Evidence Programme: developing a working Theory of Change for community wellbeing, and reviewing the conceptual literature on community wellbeing.

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