A Wellbeing future, today

Centre for Thriving Places is a place-based not-for-profit consultancy offering strategic support, research, training and evidence-based measurement tools that put the interests and wellbeing of people, place and planet centre stage.

The time is now to switch the economic compass from consumption and growth toward wellbeing. This is no longer niche or aspirational – it is practised by governments, communities and organisations across the world. 

When fair and sustainable wellbeing is the collective goal, against which we measure success across policy and action, the outcome is a thriving and resilient local economy that works for everyone.

Bringing this approach into the mainstream is urgent and fundamental to the future of thriving communities and a healthy planet. Our expertise is helping to put a wellbeing approach at the heart of how places and organisations work.

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Supporting places to move through the cycle of engagement and exploration, measurement and understanding, improving and inspiring wider change. We can offer a huge head start to local places across the UK interested in building back better with fairer, more sustainable and resilient policies and practices. 

We work with places to use and adapt the most relevant and robust tools – our own and others’ – to provide a perfect fit for programme objectives, gather initial baseline data and share and explore together the results to enable people to see and understand the big picture and specific impacts.

Our Accreditations

Living Wage Foundation

By paying the real Living Wage, employers are voluntarily taking a stand to ensure their employees can earn a wage which is enough to live on. 

4 Day Week

“4 Day Week” are the UK’s national campaign for a four-day working week. They are independent, non-partisan and campaigning across the UK for a four-day, 32 hour working week with no loss of pay for workers.