This short handbook on measuring well-being is produced by the Centre for Well-being at nef (the new economics foundation) with input from nef consulting. It is designed primarily for voluntary organisations and community groups delivering projects and services, to help them kick-start the process of measuring well-being outcomes. By measuring the well-being of the people that projects and services aim to support, information can be gathered which can be used, for example, to improve the design and delivery of projects and services, to target projects and services at the people who are in most need, to tailor provision to suit needs, and to support funding applications. This handbook provides:
- Tools for thinking about well-being and its measurement. These will help to ensure that measuring people's well-being, is done from an informed position. Part I of this handbook is Understanding Well-being.
- Part II describes our recommended practical tools for measuring well-being.