Social needs

In 2018 we published our third ‘Vital Signs’ report, the annual study gathered data about social need in four of our communities: Barton Hill in Bristol; Twerton in Bath & North East Somerset; the Bournville Estate in Weston super Mare and Patchway in Gloucestershire.

The 2018 report details 10 “Vital Steps” that people can take to make a difference – ways to donate money to local good causes that help communiteis decide their own futures.

Read all our Vital Signs reports below

In 2016 we published our first ever Vital Signs report, drawing together published research to present a concise analysis of social need in our region, together with the views of our community.  The report looks at data by Vital Signs theme Рfairness, safety, housing and homelessness, health, strong communities, work and local economy, learning and education, arts, culture and heritage, rural issues and environment.

We have completed two new social needs profiles, one for younger people and one covering older people across the West of England.

These give statistical and case study information regarding such areas as the state of each sector, current provision, gaps in provision, emerging issues, where differences have been made.

You can also download our four area profiles, one for each of the four unitary authorities across the West of England.

For further information on the above please contact or 0117 989 7705