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Spreading change

This guide is part of the NHS England-funded Realising the Value programme led by Nesta and the Health Foundation, which seeks to develop person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing. This guide offers two things: a framework for understanding and changing behaviour, and real-world examples of how these changes happen in practice.

Moments of choice

The Behavioural Insights Team was commissioned by the Careers and Enterprise Company to talk to young people about their future careers and aspirations, the resources they draw upon to make these decisions and the context in which decisions occur.

Counting Calories: How under-reporting can explain the apparent fall in calorie intake

In the UK, official statistics show a decline in calorie consumption over the past 40 years, yet the population has continued to gain weight over this period. BIT decided to look more closely at how the official statistics on calorie intake are collected. This resulted in some surprising new findings, which are set out in this report.

Decision-making in children’s social care: quantitative analysis

Every day, social work practitioners make decisions about the wellbeing of thousands of vulnerable children and families. These decisions are often complex, concerning emotive issues in conditions of uncertainty. They are often made under both time and resource pressure. This report uses raw data on social work cases to reveal decision-making patterns.

Applying behavioural insights to regulated markets

In this report we set out a new vision, arguing that placing behavioural insights at the heart of regulation will reap significant benefits for consumers.

Behavioural insights and healthier lives

Dr David Halpern, CEO of the UK-based Behavioural Insights Team, summarises his stint as VicHealth’s inaugural Leading Thinker. Throughout his residency, David’s influence has introduced behavioural insights to VicHealth and partners as an approach to address the health and wellbeing issues facing Victoria.

Smart Meters Derogation Guidance: supporting energy supplier applications for trials of in-home display alternatives

Behavioural Insights Team, Madano and DECC co-drafted guidance for energy suppliers who wish to seek a derogation from the requirement to offer domestic consumers an In Home Display (IHD) as part of a smart meter installation, in order to trial alternative In Home Displays (IHDs).

Reducing Mobile Phone Theft and Improving Security – Paper 2

This paper provides an updated picture of mobile phone theft, including an updated Mobile Phone Theft Ratio, to provide a more contemporary picture capturing the impact that the security features introduced by manufacturers have had on levels of theft.

Making the change: Behavioural factors in person- and community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing

Drawing on robust studies of what influences behaviour, this report sets out a number of factors that can lead to greater involvement in self-care. It is aimed at policymakers, commissioners, service designers and organisations working to promote more person- and community-centered approaches for health and wellbeing.

Evaluating Youth Social Action – Final Report

Can you really measure the value of young people taking part in social action? This report provides compelling and robust evidence that young people who take part in social action initiatives develop some of the most critical skills for employment and adulthood in the process.