CiC Resident network

A Resident Network supports public involvement in the Communities in Control study.  We hope that by working with the public and practitioners to design practical resources and disseminate our findings, this will mean that the research can be of wider benefit for Big Local areas, communities and public health practitioners.   Read more here about a workshop in January 2016 to plan dissemination from the project. 

To find out more about the Resident Network and how members of the public can get involved with the research, please watch the video below or contact michelle.collins@lancaster.ac.uk

Sharing and using neighbourhood data

During Phase 1, SPHR researchers worked with residents to develop and pilot a neighbourhood audit tool for the study and adapt this for use by local communities.  The tool collects information about features of areas where people live, work and socialise (e.g. types of shops or services, availability of public spaces).  Researchers then worked with young people in one area to pilot this tool. See more here to learn more about the residents’ and researchers’ experiences of developing the tool.Working_on_the_neighbourhood_record-940px

SPHR has also worked with Local Trust to share small area datasets produced for each 150 Big Local area.  These datasets map the 2011 Census and other government data onto the boundaries of Big Local areas and estimate area and population characteristics for all 150 Big Local areas. 

This blog by Local Trust describes what data are available for local areas.   SPHR, with Local Trust, organised a workshop about neighbourhood data in September 2016  for Big Local areas.  Community resources from this event are available below:

This hand-out describes the range of existing data available and includes link to resources that support communities  to go about collecting data.

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These slides introduce different types of data sources about neighbourhoods, where you can find this data and why it is relevant to communities.

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These slides describe work by Local Trust and the NIHR School for Public Health Research to map the 2011 Census and other government data onto the boundaries of Big Local areas and to estimate area and population characteristics for all 150 Big Local areas

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This link takes you to examples of how local communities are using data to support the development and review of Big Local plans.

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