When will enough be enough?
The year has not started well. ‘Enough already’ has been a refrain from many of us watching the endless doom-laden headlines rolling in. War, climate change, economic meltdown – and... read more →
Levelling Up – is it possible and will it happen?
There has been much noise around the much touted launch of the Government’s white paper on Levelling Up recently. It feels like something most right-thinking people should be welcoming, with... read more →
Measuring the local conditions for wellbeing
Guest blog by Nancy Hey, What Works Centre for Wellbeing The places where we live, work and spend our time have an impact on our wellbeing. We know, for example,... read more →
Future pathways for rural wellbeing
Centre for Thriving Places delivers major new report and framework for Defra. Wellbeing has been rising up the agenda across public, private and voluntary sectors in recent years. Understanding the... read more →
COP26 – Time to call out THE climate culprit
Many of us grew up reading cautionary tales – dark fairy stories designed to teach children fundamental lessons about right and wrong. One of the classics was The Emperor’s New... read more →
Put on your masks – it’s Budget Day
The ultimate case of fiddling while Rome (and the planet) burns. The Chancellor is today promising a 'new economy' – and even a 'new age' – in his budget speech,... read more →
Can towns lead the way in building a better future?
Despite our world – and national – leaders scrambling to 'level up' and address systemic issues such as climate change, there hasn't been a lot of practical support for decision makers... read more →
Thriving places and loneliness across the UK
By Sam Wren-Lewis The Centre for Thriving Places recently teamed up with the Office of National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to look... read more →
COULD YOU BE OUR NEXT TREASURER?
The Centre for Thriving Places is a small charity with a big vision, to improve everyone's chances of living a good life. Our innovative work on economics and wellbeing influences people and places throughout the... read more →