Maximise your local area wellbeing: tailored support for local authorities
Knowing ‘What Works’ to maximise wellbeing is important; but it is only part of the journey. It is important to know ‘how it works’ and most importantly ‘how to use and implement what we know works’. We are on a mission to build a learning system for wellbeing.
We have partnered with a small group of Local Authorities to explore how to prepare local government policy in a way that maximises local wellbeing. These are:
- Southampton City Council: Employee wellbeing
- Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: Mental wellbeing & inequalities
- East Devon County Council: Recovery & resilience
- Walsall Council: Wellbeing in all policies
- Sutton Council: Helping Early Strategy
- Lewisham Council: Impacts of COVID JSNA
- Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council: Wellbeing strategy
- The City of Edinburgh Council: Wellbeing programme
- Westminster City Council: Employee wellbeing programme
- Redcar & Cleveland Council: Wellbeing strategy
- Kirklees Council: Inclusion Commission
Supported by our dedicated Local Authority lead, Joanne Smithson, our six-month programme provides tailored support to place wellbeing evidence at the heart of policy.
Working together, we are building a learning community, providing a safe space for policy makers to reflect, share ideas, experiences and collectively improve.
Over a six month period, from April to September 2021, we are testing a range of tools and techniques to:
- Define what wellbeing means in local areas
- Gather wellbeing data and assess wellbeing need
- Source evidence of what works to improve wellbeing and review how this applies in each area
- Select measures to understanding wellbeing impact
- Effectively review and evaluate policy