We need to understand the needs of people living and working in the county and experiences of those using our services; information about communities helps us identify priorities, set objectives, meet needs and monitor performance and outcomes.
There are many sources of information and data about communities. Some key sources of data for the County Council include:
Consultation and feedback
Community surveys (with equality analysis)
- 2015 Community Insight – Survey Results
- Hear Me Too – results of the 2011 Community Needs Survey and Hear Me Too – Summary
Ways people can get involved
- Protected Characteristics Factsheet
- Community profiles for Devon
- Income and Employment (including gender pay profile)
- Health and Wellbeing Profiles – including the Devon Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which provides a strategic overview of key health inequalities and is underpinned by thematic Health Neds Assessments.
- Hate Crime and Incident Reports (information is collated by the police).
- Research and feedback obtained from partners in the voluntary and community sector including the Equality Reference Group.
- Top languages spoken in Devon are available here.
- Thriving Places Index – 2019 Scorecard. The Thriving Places Index measures the local conditions for wellbeing including equality, sustainability, infrastructure, employment and local environment.
Service user data
- Service user data is held by commissioners and service providers (for example, information about care needs) and is used to inform Impact Assessments.
- Key Service User Profiles (updated 2018)
School performance information includes:
- Bullying and prejudice related incidents in schools
- Educational outcomes: results are available through the Department for Education’s LAIT (Local Authority Interactive tool), the LAIT is updated around mid October.
In 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission has published first triennial review called How Fair is Britain. It looks at the progress that society is making in relation to equality and human rights across a range of groups including low income groups. It reports on eight key areas:
- standard of living
- care and support
- power and voice
An update to the review called Is Britain Fairer was published November 2015.
For further information visit the Equality and Human Rights website.