Thriving places index resources
This booklet explains the Thriving Places Index framework and outlines how Local Authorities and funders can use the data
This presentation offers more background on the use of the TPI in place-based policy
Our research team have pulled out key insights from across Local Conditions, Sustainability and Equality in this short report.
The Thriving Places Index data can be explored, analysed and used in many ways. Use email@example.com to contact us or see Do more with the TPI for information on how you can use this data.
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).
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.
The 2019 summary report pulls out headline results and themes from the Thriving Places Index.
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.
The 2018 summary report pulls out headline results and themes from the Thriving Places Index.
A discussion paper from the Centre for Thriving Places, supported by Carnegie UK argues that growing a fairer, greener and truly thriving economy is possible today. The paper focuses on diverse support available at local level in the UK, exploring wellbeing models, dashboards and indices to outline how we can come together to rewire the economy to crack the many social and environmental crises of our time.
The research outlined in this report was conducted by Centre for Thriving Places during Spring and Summer 2022 in response to a brief from What Works Centre for Wellbeing (WWCW). The What Works Centre for Wellbeing Team acted as partners for the research and created and coordinated a project consultation group for the research to ensure quality.
In December 2020, the NTCA and Carnegie UK co-hosted an event to explore the opportunities for ‘Building a Wellbeing Recovery in the North of Tyne’. Carnegie UK then commissioned CTP to provide support with creation of the eventual framework, plus data from the TPI and other sources.
The lead economist for the World Bank, Joseph Stiglitz, wisely said, “if we measure the wrong things, we strive for the wrong things.” The City Funds team recognised this challenge early on and commissioned the Centre for Thriving Places to develop a cost effective evaluation programme that can stand the test of time. The indicator set developed for City Funds is based entirely on high quality secondary data available at local authority and ward level, aiming to not only guide City Funds’ evaluation plans but also to help create a clear set of shared goals to unite all partners across the city-wide programme of work.
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
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.
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.
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.
research reports from our team
Centre for Thriving Places has collaborated with doctoral researchers at the University of Groningen on this analysis of the effects of social capital on COVID-19 case rates at the local level in England and Wales.
ways to wellbeing materials
Since we launched the Little Book of Wow in 2012 it’s become one of most requested resources.
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.
This booklet is an adaptation of our 5 Ways to Wellbeing materials, and aims to support the over 50s to Age Well Everyday.
This booklet designed to offer prisoners simple ways to find wellbeing whilst in a prison cell.