Vital Signs

The Vital Signs 2021 Report ‘Climate and communities: a fairer, greener future in the West of England’ highlights how Covid has hit our most disadvantaged communities hardest – and warns the climate crisis will do the same. 

Published in March 2021, the report examines how the climate crisis is already affecting lives in the West of England and includes local and national data on energy and transport, food, weather and nature.

It also features local projects already taking positive steps to improve the environment and tackle climate change. This 16-page Vital Signs report is unique as it collates data from many sources and highlights the role philanthropy can play by supporting community projects across Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. To read and download a copy of our Vital Signs 2021 report, click below.

The Vital Signs 2019 Report ‘Taking the temperature of local communities’ shows that young people are the number one priority for 36% of people in the West of England. The 26-page Vital Signs report is unique as it collates data from many sources plus the results of a community survey Quartet Community Foundation conducted with over 500 local people. This year the Vital Signs report focuses on ten key areas of interest mapping trends, highlighting strengths and identifying areas for improvement across Bristol, B&NES,  North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.  

Vital Signs 2018 focused on social needs in four communities in the West of England – Barton Hill in Bristol; Twerton in Bath & North East Somerset; the Bournville Estate, Weston-super-Mare and Patchway in South Gloucestershire.

  Vital Signs 2017 focused on mental health needs in the West of England.

In 2016 we published our first ever Vital Signs report.

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