Deprivation

Quality of Life in Warwickshire – Key Messages 2015/16

Posted on 24th August 2016 by

The Quality of Life Key Messages report is now available. The report, produced by the Warwickshire Observatory’s Research Team in the Performance Business Unit, provides a snapshot of how quality of life in Warwickshire compares with elsewhere and shows the trends over time in factors which contribute to the quality of life for Warwickshire residents. […]

Indices of Multiple Deprivation 2015

Posted on 30th September 2015 by

Introduction The new English Indices of Deprivation 2015 (IMD 2015) have today (30/09/15) been released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.  These replace the Indices of Deprivation 2010 (IMD2010) as the official measure of deprivation in England. The Indices provide a set of relative measures of deprivation for small areas, known as Lower […]

Understanding Warwickshire’s Population – now and into the future

Posted on 31st July 2015 by

Warwickshire Health & Wellbeing Board members are attending a number of thematic workshops on key areas of focus for the Board over the coming months. The first of these was on 23rdJuly and considered the changing profile of Warwickshire’s population. It also explored how the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) informs and supports Board members in […]

Measuring Social Exclusion in Stratford-on-Avon District

Posted on 12th January 2015 by

As part of its work to review its approach to improving social exclusion Stratford-on-Avon District Council commissioned the Warwickshire Observatory to produce an index of social exclusion for the District.  The project was led by a steering group made up of a range of partner agencies that included the District Council, Warwickshire County Council, Stratford […]

Quality of Life in North Warwickshire 2014

Posted on 7th October 2014 by

The team are currently preparing our next annual ‘Quality of Life in Warwickshire report’, which will be launched in November. In advance of the county-wide report we recently presented at the North Warwickshire Community Partnership, on a range of the key issues and trends linked to quality of life in the Borough. These covered the Partnership’s […]

Warwickshire Observatory Summer Newsletter!

Posted on 5th September 2014 by

We have just published our latest newsletter which provides an overview of some of the projects we are working on and links to further details where they are available.   As always, we welcome feedback so please let us know what you think.  If you would like more regular updates just enter your email address […]

Is your health worse depending on what job you do? Health Inequalities in Warwickshire, 2011 Census

Posted on 12th May 2014 by

Health outcomes have been shown to vary markedly between people depending on their socio-economic position based on occupation. Socio-economic position is a good indicator of the general living conditions, access to goods and services, career development prospects, educational attainment, salary range, disposable income, wealth, assets and social standing: Such factors are important drivers of well-being […]

Achieving Social Inclusion Across Warwick District

Posted on 29th April 2014 by

Earlier this year,  a steering group convened by Warwick District Council commissioned the Observatory to produce an index to assess the scale and distribution of social exclusion in Warwick District. This evidence base will support the District and other partner agencies in reviewing their approach to improving social inclusion. With the need to understand the geographical […]

Crime, Recovery and Treatment

Posted on 19th February 2014 by

It has been suggested that drug users are more likely than non-users to commit criminal offences. Research studies have found that acquisitive crime such as stealing is commonly linked to offenders of these crime types testing positive for drug use. Treatment for drug using offenders has been measured using a Value For Money (VFM) tool, […]

Warwickshire Ranks 6th in the Top 10 Places to live in the UK in a new Quality of Life Index from USwitch

Posted on 18th November 2013 by

USwitch have released a new Quality of Life Index which has revealed that Warwickshire ranks 6th in the Top 10 best places to live in the UK. The study assessed 138 local areas for 24 different factors including salaries, disposable household income and the cost of essential goods, such as fuel, food and energy bills. Lifestyle factors […]