Using health data to support your funding bid

News from: Reading Voluntary Action

At Reading’s Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary Sector it was suggested that Reading Voluntary Action could provide a resource bank of data sources to help organisations understand the needs of their communities.

A good place to start – Reading Borough Council publishes ward profiles based on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, a useful source of information on demography, deprivation, poverty and access to services, economy and enterprise, education, health, and community safety using results from the 2011 Census and other data sources.

Also, you could look at the Public Health Outcomes Framework published by Public Health England, which enables you to make comparisons with other Local Authority areas. The framework covers:

  • overarching indicators of health
  • wider determinants of health
  • health improvement
  • health protection
  • healthcare and premature mortality

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