Resources and reports

Creating conditions for wellbeing: The Thriving Places Index

This booklet explains the Thriving Places Index framework and outlines how Local Authorities and funders can use the data

Thriving Places Index 2021: Key findings report for England

The Thriving Places Index provides an exceptionally rich data source on the drivers of long term wellbeing in communities.

Thriving Places Index 2021: Indicator list for report for England

The Thriving Places Index data can be explored, analysed and used in many ways. Use hello@centreforthrivingplaces.org to contact us or see Do more with the TPI for information on how you can use this data.

Defining and Measuring Rural Wellbeing: The full report

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) commissioned research from Centre for Thriving Places (CTP) to begin to plug the important gap inresearch focused on the specific influence of rurality on individual and community wellbeing

Building a Wellbeing Economy Roadmap for Towns

A guide to embedding a Wellbeing Economy approach for towns, their citizens and their leaders.  Why wellbeing matters, how to use a Wellbeing Economy approach, and some of the key opportunities, challenges and solutions to transform your town.

Wellbeing Economy Data Guide for Towns

A guide to availability of Thriving Places Index data at a town level, and how to use it and other data sources to drive a Wellbeing Economy approach in towns across the UK.

Understanding Thriving Communities

As part of a journey to find out what enables people and communities to thrive and the conditions for success, the National Lottery Community Fund commissioned a project to identify what is already known about what works and what we don’t yet know. This report is the main outcome from that project.

The Little Book of WOW

Since we launched the Little Book of Wow in 2012 it’s become one of most requested resources.

The Little Book of WINS

Wellbeing in Novel Situations is our adaptation of our popular resource, Five ways to wellbeing (WOW), focused on difficult situations such as those brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Little Book of AWE

This booklet is an adaptation of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing materials, and aims to support the over 50s to Age Well Everyday.

Understanding local needs for wellbeing data

Commissioned by Public Health England and Office for National Statistics, and in partnership with What Works Centre for Wellbeing, This report provides advice about the best locally available wellbeing indicators.

Plan B: Five ways to prison wellbeing

This booklet designed to offer prisoners simple ways to find wellbeing whilst in a prison cell.

Five ways for walking groups

A set of materials to support the many local walking groups around the country to increase the wellbeing benefits of every walk

Thriving Places Index 2020 key findings

Our research team have pulled out key insights from across Local Conditions, Sustainability and Equality in this short report.

Thriving Places Index 200: Indicators

The Thriving Places Index data can be explored, analysed and used in many ways. Use hello@centreforthrivingplaces.org to contact us or see Do more with the TPI for information on how you can use this data.

Thriving Places Index 2020 launch

Liz Zeidler and Lisa Muller lead the 2020 launch webinar, with panellists Nancy Hey (What Works Centre for Wellbeing), Asher Craig (Deputy Mayor of Bristol) and Richard Harries (Power to Change).

Thriving Places Index 2019 full report

The 2019 Thriving Places Report takes data from the index and draws out key learning across geography and themes. It also gives more background on the methodology and application.

Thriving Places Index 2019 summary report

The 2019 summary report pulls out headline results and themes from the Thriving Places Index.

Thriving Places Index 2018 full report

The 2018 Thriving Places Report takes data from the index and draws out key learning across geography and themes. It also gives more background on the methodology and application.

Thriving Places Index 2018 summary report

The 2018 summary report pulls out headline results and themes from the Thriving Places Index.

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