Hannah Wheatley from the New Economics Foundation introduces the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, recently launched by the What Works Network as a government-funded initiative aiming to enable stakeholders to access evidence on wellbeing.
Author: Hannah Wheatley from the New Economics Foundation
Date: 3 July 2015
In 2011, the Office for National Statistics began measuring wellbeing across the UK, and there is a growing movement to consider wellbeing as a key outcome of policy and service delivery. The question now is—how to use the data, and other evidence on wellbeing, to create better policies and practices?
The new What Works Centre for Wellbeing aims to answer this question, bringing together robust evidence of what works and spreading the knowledge to get it to those areas and organisations that can use it to best effect. One strand of this work will focus on community wellbeing.