North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) is the first Combined Authority to adopt a wellbeing framework.

Cabinet has endorsed the report of the Roundtable on Wellbeing and committed the Combined Authority to adopt and embed the wellbeing framework across the region. NTCA, in a partnership with Carnegie UK Trust and stakeholders from across the North of Tyne have created a Wellbeing Framework to help deliver our inclusive economy ambitions.

Cllr Karen Kilgour, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Inclusion said: “The Framework reaffirms that our success as a region is about more than GVA. It’s about how together, we can build a better life for everyone. A focus on what simply makes life worthwhile. Our goal is the development of the potential of all – to secure long lasting wellbeing for everyone. This Framework helps us do just that.”

The roundtable met four times between May and October 2020, members heard from nearly 2,000 institutions and people the region before creating their recommendations for Cabinet to endorse. Wellbeing measures seek to balance the social, economic, environmental, and democratic needs of people and places, and recognise the relationship between them. Our vision is for institutions and organisations across the North of Tyne to identify ways in which they can put the framework into practice to help everyone in the region work towards economic prosperity and greater wellbeing.

The full report is available here, the executive summary is available here, and the shorter read report is available here.

For more information about the Wellbeing Roundtable go to