The index gives an insight into what’s important to people in a local community. From the quality of education, housing affordability, and public transport - to the amount of green space and the number of community centres.
We spoke to people across the UK about what matters to their communities. We also looked at existing research and other frameworks, and spoke to experts from academia, think tanks, local government and the third sector.
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The National Average Community Wellbeing score is:
Education and learning
Culture, heritage and leisure
Transport, mobility and connectivity
Economy, work and employment
Housing, space and environment
Voice and participation
Our research identified nine areas that matter for community wellbeing. These areas are grouped into people, places and relationships.
The availability of good, accessible, affordable services to help all ages make the most of education and learning opportunities.Find out more
Access to good quality public, voluntary, and social care services that promote physical and mental health in the community.Find out more
Services and infrastructure in place to promote a sustainable, ethical, inclusive economy that meets the needs of local people.Find out more
Access to affordable and inclusive cultural and leisure activities, services and amenities which celebrate the diverse histories of people in the community.Find out more
Access to affordable and sustainable transport and communication networks for everyone, especially those with disabilities.Find out more
Affordable, secure, quality housing, a safe and clean surrounding environment, and well-kept, accessible and inclusive public spaces for people of all ages.Find out more
The state of family, social and community relationships and the impact of any breakdown in trust on issues like crime.Find out more
Equal and fair opportunities for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, religion, colour, age, ability, sexuality, gender, income etc. Services and infrastructure in place to promote equality, equity and fairness.Find out more
Democratic governance and decision-making mechanisms in place to allow people to express themselves and take either individual or collective action to improve the local community and beyond.Find out more
Member Pioneers build relationships between local causes, Co-op members, colleagues and the wider community, bringing people together to do what matters most in their area. You can contact your nearest Member Pioneer here.
Examples of people coming together to build better, healthier and happier places for everyone.
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