Reports and Statistics

In this section, you can find reports and statistics to support your fundraising efforts and support the evidencing of need.

WESTMINSTER AREA PROFILES 2018

WESTMINSTER AREA PROFILES 2018

Ward Profiles have been produced to provide an overview of the latest information across a range of different subject areas. The latest update for the ward profiles in 2018 is based on recent data from Westminster services, partner and external data sources, the 2017 City Survey, as well as the 2011 Census to offer a rounded view of local communities.

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Mind the Gap: a review of the voluntary sector response to the Grenfell tragedy

Mind the Gap: a review of the voluntary sector response to the Grenfell tragedy

Muslim Aid and other charities are today highlighting the critical role played by the voluntary sector in response to the Grenfell disaster and are calling for lessons to be learned from what happened after the devastating fire left 72 dead, many homeless and the wider North Kensington community traumatised.

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LONDON'S POVERTY PROFILE 2017 – TRUST FOR LONDON

LONDON'S POVERTY PROFILE 2017 – TRUST FOR LONDON

Trust for London has published the 2017 London's Poverty Profile. Trust for London and the New Policy Institute have updated a wide range of indicators related to poverty and inequality in London. These indicators draw on government data and reveal how the capital compares to the rest of the country, highlights trends and differences between groups and boroughs, and show changes since the last report in 2015, as well as over the longer term.

You can consult the data for Westminster here

JSNA HIGHLIGHT REPORT FOR WESTMINSTER (JAN 2017)

JSNA HIGHLIGHT REPORT FOR WESTMINSTER (JAN 2017)

This is a summary of the public health challenges and opportunities for those living in, working in or visiting the Borough of Westminster. It brings together very useful data about Westminster demographics, health and wellbeing (eg.child poverty, obesity, social isolation etc), mental health, housing and air pollution.

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Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing

REPORT ON RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATUTORY AND VCS MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS

REPORT ON RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATUTORY AND VCS MENTAL HEALTH ORGANISATIONS

The Centre for Mental Health has published a new report, Arm in arm: The relationships between statutory and voluntary sector mental health organisations, commissioned by the Association of Mental Health Providers. It warns that voluntary and community organisations face numerous financial barriers including reductions in local government funding, short-term and ‘more for less’ contracts, unpredictable and delayed decision-making, and the unintended consequences of national policies.

You can download the report here.

Fatima Elguenuni: language, listening and the Grenfell community

Fatima Elguenuni: language, listening and the Grenfell community

As the health and social care system moves towards greater integration, the people best placed to tell us whether it is working are those it serves.

Fatima Elguenuni, Grenfell community consultant, Central and North West London Mental Health Trust, talks about the importance of language and listening in the context of delivering health services to the Grenfell community.

Click here to view Fatima's video

 

NHS Providers Community services: our time

NHS Providers Community services: our time

This report explores the opportunities and risks for the community services sector as a result of the NHS  long-term plan. It found that there is optimism among leaders within the community services sector about delivering the ambitions of the NHS long-term plan, but there are key questions to be addressed about the relationship between community services and primary care networks. Read more

Loneliness and social isolation report by The Advocacy Project

Loneliness and social isolation report by The Advocacy Project

Loneliness and social isolation are issues that have received increasing media attention in the last few years. Loneliness is damaging to society, it decreases wellbeing and as the Campaign for Loneliness states ‘it is harmful to our health.’ See the local report from The Advocacy Project.

Health Profile for England

Health Profile for England

PHE has published a new Health Profile for England report giving the most comprehensive picture of the health of England today and into the future.

The Health Profile for England report covers life expectancy; major causes of death; mortality trends; child health; inequality in health; wider determinants of health; and current health protection issues. Data and evidence contained in Health Profile for England will be used to help shape the forthcoming NHS long term plan.

Children and Young People

Children and Young People

VCS SERVICES FILLING A GAP IN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

VCS SERVICES FILLING A GAP IN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

New research has urged mental health service commisioners to recognise the distinct opportunity that voluntary and community sector (VCS) counselling services provide. Researchers found VCS-based counselling may be more accessible to young people from marginalized groups, such as those from BME backgrounds, compared to statutory and school‐based counselling services. 31.2% of clients in VCS counselling services were from BME backgrounds compared to 18% in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and 3.0% in school‐based counselling.

Older teenagers, young adults and women were also more likely to access VCS counselling services than school-based or statutory services. VCS services were typically seen as more discrete and less stigmatising than mainstream or school-based counselling provision, with high satisfaction ratings.

ACTIVE LIVES CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SURVEY REPORT (DEC 2018)

ACTIVE LIVES CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SURVEY REPORT (DEC 2018)

The survey is the largest ever of its kind and gives comprehensive insight into how children in England are taking part in sport and physical activity, both in and out of school.

The report is based on responses from more than 130,000 children aged 5-16 in England during the academic year September 2017-July 2018.

Local strategies towards better child health for London – an analysis

Local strategies towards better child health for London – an analysis

4in10: London’s child poverty network has recently completed a review of all 33 London health and wellbeing strategies, exploring how Health and Wellbeing Boards in London can improve population health by addressing economic and social factors, focussing on the five key themes that we see as vital to tackling child health inequalities. 4in10 has also published a resource for councillors, to help them lead improvement in local health and wellbeing strategies. 

REPORT ON LOCAL CHILD POVERTY FIGURES

 

End Child Poverty has published new figures (January 2018) on the level of child poverty in each constituency, local authority and ward in the UK.

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Statement on Visit to the UK, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

Statement on Visit to the UK, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, it contains many areas of immense wealth, its capital is a leading centre of global finance, its entrepreneurs are innovative and agile, and despite the current political turmoil, it has a system of government that rightly remains the envy of much of the world.  It thus seems patently unjust and contrary to British values that so many people are living in poverty. This is obvious to anyone who opens their eyes to see the immense growth in foodbanks and the queues waiting outside them, the people sleeping rough in the streets, the growth of homelessness, the sense of deep despair that leads even the Government to appoint a Minister for suicide prevention and civil society to report in depth on unheard of levels of loneliness and isolation.  And local authorities, especially in England, which perform vital roles in providing a real social safety net have been gutted by a series of government policies.  Libraries have closed in record numbers, community and youth centers have been shrunk and underfunded, public spaces and buildings including parks and recreation centers have been sold off.  While the labour and housing markets provide the crucial backdrop, the focus of this report is on the contribution made by social security and related policies.

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