UK people on wellbeing

Quality of life throughout our lives

Quality of life throughout our lives

Wellbeing is about people. This is why one of the first projects at the Centre is speaking with people across the UK about wellbeing.

The project is a collaboration with Sciencewise, Cabinet Office and Public Health England.

What the UK people say is key to their wellbeing

  • feeling safe, financially comfortable, having good physical and mental health, good food, job, housing, access to natural environment and transport
  • feeling loved, respected and appreciated, belonging, having positive connections, time alone, appreciation of difference and feeling part of something bigger
  • feeling fulfilled, a sense of achievement, inspiration, feeling valued, fun, learning, opportunities, control, agency and choice

→Public Dialogue Summary Findings

Full reports:


→Technical Appendices



→Press release

What contributes to a good life for older people?

What contributes to a good life for older people?

Public dialogues were held in 6 areas of the UK, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The dialogues brought members of the public and policy-makers together to discuss wellbeing in three areas of our lives:

  • Work, adult learning and wellbeing
  • Community wellbeing
  • Participation in cultural and sports activities and wellbeing

By bringing people and policy-makers together, we hope to inspire new ideas for supporting and improving wellbeing. The findings will also be used to inform the work of the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.

We had an advisory group for the project to make sure that what we do is useful, valid and workable. We posted the  minutes of the group so you can see who they are and what they said.

Meeting 1 28th April Initial Meeting

Meeting 2. 1st July with headline findings from first culture & sport and community wellbeing dialogues

Meeting 3. 17th September minutes including headline findings from work, learning & wellbeing dialogues

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