Has lockdown created a path to a wellbeing economy?
For some, the current crisis has been a rare period of space – a time for renewal, rest and reviving hobbies or distant friendships. For others it has been catastrophic.... read more →
New tools and resources to help people and communities to thrive
We are currently facing unprecedented challenges to our wellbeing - individually, locally and globally. Sadly for some it is a matter of survival, but for many it is more a... read more →
The Little Book of WINS
We've adapted our popular resource, The Little Book of WOW to reflect the new circumstances that people are experiencing during the Covid-19 crisis. The Little Book of WINS (Wellbeing in... read more →
Marmot, fist pumps and tea – Guest blog from Joanne Smithson Local Government and Health Lead at What Works Centre for Wellbeing
This guest blog from Joanne was prepared in February 2020 before the COVID-19 crisis dramatically changed the way that we live and work. The wellbeing of the country has arguably become more... read more →
On indices and indecision: guest blog from Richard Harries, Director of the Power to Change Research Institute.
If you want to learn what the spirit of the people is by means of arithmetic, it goes without saying that that’s extremely difficult. Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina” When CP... read more →
2020 Thriving Places Index data released
Today, we've launched the 2020 data set for the Thriving Places Index, now in its fourth year. The 2020 results for 363 Local Authorities in England and Wales are now... read more →
Being part of the solution: guest blog from Dawn Snape, Centre for Thriving Places Co-Chair
We live in interesting times. I’m writing this on the day that the UK leaves the EU. The future feels uncertain - a bit like staring into the fog, not... read more →
Why are places different? Using data to inform policy and funding priorities
A recent paper from New Philanthropy Capital revealed that affluent areas have more charitable wealth and resources than the most deprived. For anyone seeking to address deprivation or inequality, this... read more →
Introducing Centre for Thriving Places
Today marks an important day - after a decade spent as Happy City we’re thrilled to present our new name: Centre for Thriving Places. Whilst much has changed since we... read more →
Post-Brexit Britain – surviving or thriving?
By Liz Zeidler, Chief Exec Today is a big day. Like all divorces, things have reached a point where the ‘for better or worse’ promises of yesteryear have fallen away.... read more →