Vital Signs

On 2 October 2018 we publish our third annual Vital Signs report, this year focused on four communities in the West of England.  Vital Signs is designed to analyse social need and inform philanthropic giving in our region.

We hope it will stimulate a discussion around how best we can collaborate with individuals and organisations to offer a strategic response to the complex challenges we face.

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, Weston-super-Mare and Patchway in South Gloucestershire.

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

Read 2018 Vital Signs, focusing on social needs in four communities in the West of England, below:

Read 2017 Vital Signs, focusing on mental health needs in the West of England, below:

The annual study gathered data about mental health issues across Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and gives recommendations for making charitable donations more effective in supporting local groups working to prevent mental health issues arising.

Vital Signs details 10 “Vital Steps” that people can take to make a difference – ways to donate money to local good causes that enhance health and wellbeing, strengthen communities and support those most vulnerable to the effects of mental ill health.

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