Posted on 1 April 2010 by John Walker
Communities and Local Government launched a consultation on the Indices of Deprivation this week.
The consultation is seeking input on three key areas:
- Need for an updated set of indices, the form they should take and comments on a longer term aim of whether specific indicators or domains should be comparable across the UK
- Comments on the methodology used for the Indices of Deprivation 2007
- Current availability of data sources if the Indices of Deprivation 2007 methodology is retained for an immediate update
Responses to the Indices of Deprivation 2007 suggested that a full scale review of the indices would be best held after the 2011 Census.
As such the consultation asks whether an update should be produced in 2010 based, as closely as possible, on the 2007 methodology with a subsequent detailed review to follow the next Census. The alternative is to postpone the update until after a full review is carried out.
The indices are used widely within public and third sectors to analyse patterns of deprivation, identify areas that would benefit from special initiatives or programmes and as a tool to determine eligibility for specific funding streams. As such, it’s a hugely important consultation and we would advise any interested parties to feed their views in through the CLG process.
Consultation papers are on the CLG website and responses need to be submitted by 10th May 2010.
Filed under: Data, Economic inclusion, Population, Population & Society, Sustainable communities, West Midlands | Tagged: CLG, Communities and Local Government, consultation, IMD, Indices of Multiple Deprivation, statistics | 2 Comments »
Posted on 8 March 2010 by Andrina Dhillon
A new report published by Communities and Local Government, A New Deal for Communities Experience: A final assessment (pdf, 779kb), highlights how government investment has had a positive impact on the six New Deal for Communities (NDC) areas in the West Midlands.
The £2 billion flagship regeneration programme between 2001 and 2008 helped:
- Reduce the proportion of working age residents in Walsall NDC area with no qualifications by 17 percentage points
- Raised the satisfaction with housing to 91% in 2008
- Reduced the proportion of residents in the Aston NDC area feeling unsafe in the dark from 20% to 17% in 2008
- 81% of residents in Kings Norton NDC area feel they had good access to a doctor in 2008
- 69% of residents in the Sandwell NDC area felt the NDC had improved their area
Filed under: Skills, Regional Data and Intelligence Network, Economic inclusion, West Midlands, Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Population & Society, Coventry, Sustainable communities | Tagged: West Midlands, regeneration, Communities and Local Government, CLG, evaluation, New Deal for Communities, Aston Pride, Kings Norton, Greets Green Partnership, New Horizons Community Enterprise, Wood End, Manor Farm, Deedmore, Henley, All Saints and Blakenhall | Leave a Comment »
Posted on 2 February 2009 by Naomi Winchurch
On 29th January, Communities and Local Government hosted a network event on local information systems designed to enable colleagues to learn from one another’s experience and consider the future of local information systems.
The event was well attended by a range of organisations from across the country including the ONS, Communities and Local Government, the Environment Agency, the West Midlands Regional Observatory, the Black Country Observatory, a number of Local Authorities, in addition to several consultancies.
Filed under: Events, Regional Data and Intelligence Network | Tagged: best practice, Communities and Local Government, data4nr, local information systems, neighbourhood renewal, neighbourhood statistics | 4 Comments »