The Centre’s evidence programme has been commissioned in partnership with the Economic & Social Research Council. It is being delivered by four academic led consortia made up of 14 UK universities, seven civil society organisations and, internationally, with the OECD.
A synthesis of the evidence about what works to improve wellbeing has been comissioned in these areas:
- Wellbeing definitions, measurements, determinants, effects, evaluation, life course models
- The transition into sustained employment
- Wellbeing in work
- Adult Learning and wellbeing
- Social networks
- Community governance
- Living environment
Public Dialogues on wellbeing
The Centre has partnered with Sciencewise and Public Health England to run a series of public dialogues on wellbeing in all our theme areas.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is the UK’s largest funder of research on the social and economic questions facing us today. It supports the development and training of the UK’s future social scientists and also funds major studies that provide the infrastructure for research. ESRC-funded research informs policymakers and practitioners and helps make businesses, voluntary bodies and other organisations more effective. The ESRC also works collaboratively with six other UK research councils and Innovate UK to fund cross-disciplinary research and innovation addressing major societal challenges. The ESRC is an independent organisation, established by Royal Charter in 1965, and funded mainly by the Government. In 2015 it celebrates its 50th anniversary. http://www.esrc.ac.uk