At Intentionality we think that well-being really matters.
Whether we think of well-being as the quality of life, happiness or life satisfaction of individuals, families or communities, we think it is vitally important to understand and to intentionally set out to improve it.
Intentionality’s passion is in measuring the impacts on the well-being of individuals and communities, in order to maximise the positive impacts and reduce the negative impacts. With our particular expertise in the field of well-being, Intentionality can help social enterprises, third sector organisations and academic institutions in any or all of the following:
- Understanding and/or mapping community well-being
- Delivering research through to recommendations on local, community or regional needs
- Enhancing social impact through the understanding of well-being and application of that understanding
- Implementing social value measurement strategies, including Social Return on Investment
- Understanding how best to engage and involve a particular stakeholder group
- How to affect change most effectively.
In today’s challenging economic and political environment, measuring the social impact of your organisation has never been more important. With less government funding to go round, larger and therefore fewer contracts, and an increasing need to show a ‘social return on investment’ and demonstrate ‘social value’, Intentionality can help you build a strategy and put the necessary processes in place for measuring and reporting your organisation’s social impact. And aligning that strategy to the well-being of your stakeholders can go a little way to changing the world for the better.
Well-being is a positive physical, social and mental state; it is not just the absence of pain, discomfort and incapacity. It arises not only from the action of individuals, but from a host of collective goods and relationships with other people. It requires that basic needs are met, that individuals have a sense of purpose, and that they feel able to achieve important personal goals and participate in society. It is enhanced by conditions that include supportive personal relationships, involvement in empowered communities, good health, financial security, rewarding employment, and a healthy and attractive environment.
UK Government’s Whitehall Wellbeing Working Group, 2006