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London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data

London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
London’s Poverty Profile provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on these issues to prompt action from local and national government, the third sector, faith groups, practitioners, experts, businesses, the public and indeed anyone who cares about making London a fairer city to live in.

Despite living in a global city with a level of economic performance to be proud of, many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line. As a result, poverty is higher in London than in any other region or country in the UK. Across a wide range of indicators, there is a gulf in outcomes between Londoners on low incomes and those who are better off, both in the capital and across the rest of the UK.
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Multi-ethnic neighborhoods in England retain diversity unlike in the U.S. | EurekAlert! Science News

Multi-ethnic neighborhoods in England retain diversity unlike in the U.S. | EurekAlert! Science News | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Multi-ethnic neighborhoods in England retain their diversity and are much more stable than such neighborhoods in the U.S., according to geographers from the U.S. and U.K. The team examined how neighborhood diversity has changed on a national scale from 1991 to 2011 using U.K. Census data.

Past studies of this kind have often focused on neighborhoods in which the presence of two or three different ethnic groups constituted a diverse neighborhood but this study applied a more rigorous standard. A multi-ethnic neighborhood had to have at least five or more ethnic groups represented and no group could represent more than 45% of the neighborhood's population.
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ESRC names interim executive chair | News

Park (pictured) joined ESRC as director of research in January 2019 from the UCL Social Research Institute, where she was professor of social research and director of Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (Closer).

Prior to UCL, Park led the research team at NatCen responsible for studies including Understanding Society, the British Social Attitudes Survey and the European Social Survey.
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Charity warns cut will hit poor

Charity warns cut will hit poor | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A WILTSHIRE charity has warned of the “devastating impact” of a scheduled cut to Universal Credit in April which could affect some of the poorest people in the county.

Staff and volunteers at Citizens Advice Wiltshire have helped 1,574 people with Universal Credit since March last year.

They say around 56 per cent of people in Wiltshire seeking advice on benefits have never contacted the charity before.
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How can data help address the inequalities of Covid-19?

How can data help address the inequalities of Covid-19? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The R rate, cases per 100,000 – we’ve all got used to regular data updates in the last year, but other numbers behind the scenes are helping to shape our response to the pandemic too.

In January, the government announced £23 million in funding to help councils in England fight coronavirus misinformation and get high-risk communities vaccinated.

This was a vital and welcome step, because as many as 72% of Black people have said they are unlikely to accept the vaccine, even though mortality for Black African and Caribbean people has been 2-2.5 times higher than for White people.
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Study says white teenagers are twice likely to consume hard drugs than minorities - EasternEye

Study says white teenagers are twice likely to consume hard drugs than minorities - EasternEye | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A NEW study has revealed that white teenagers are twice as likely to have taken hard drugs compared to ethnic minorities, and are three times more likely to report binge drinking-drinking five or more drinks at a time.

The study by the University College London’s (UCL) Centre for Longitudinal Studies analysed behaviours of Generation Z and found one in ten teenagers had tried hard drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, by the age of 17, reported The Telegraph.
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Council houses 'not up to standard' could cost East Riding £1.2m - Hull Live

Council houses 'not up to standard' could cost East Riding £1.2m - Hull Live | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The cost of bringing 381 East Riding council houses up to government decency standards could run as high as £1.2m.

Housing Ministry figures showed around 3 per cent of East Riding Council's stock failed Decent Homes Standards as of March 2020.
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Surge in council homes that are unsafe or need repairs - is your area one of the worst? - Mirror Online

Surge in council homes that are unsafe or need repairs - is your area one of the worst? - Mirror Online | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than 40 per cent of council homes in one part of England are not fit to live in.

The latest government figures reveal that at least 76,814 properties owned by councils in England failed to meet the Decent Homes Standard at the end of March 2020.

A “non-decent” home is one which fails to meet the statutory safety standards, is not warm enough, is run down or has facilities which are too old.
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Decarbonisation of rural homes at risk due to high costs, says new research

New research has raised important questions over whether government’s current approach to decarbonising off gas grid homes is achievable unless rural households are offered a significant increase in funding to cover the high costs involved.

Existing policy plans propose switching most off-grid homes with fossil fuel heating to electric heat pumps and, in some cases, solid biomass or hybrid systems.
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House price growth slows to 6.4%

House price growth slows to 6.4% | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Annual house price growth reached 6.4% in January 2021, representing a decrease from 7.3% in December, Nationwide’s House Price Index has found.

Prices averaged at £229,748 in January, after falling by 0.3% month-on-month.
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Do Northern Ireland unionists need to be worried?

Do Northern Ireland unionists need to be worried? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Barely a month after coming into operation, the new “Irish Sea border” born out of Brexit has been suspended following alleged threats from loyalist paramilitaries. Protestant insecurities have been boosted by new barriers to trade with Britain, and by vociferous Sinn Féin calls for a poll on Irish unity.

Do these fears have a substantial basis? Yes, and no. Brexit may have a fundamental impact on the relationship between Northern Ireland and the UK. But the risk of Northern Ireland being voted out of the UK by referendum appears quite low – at least at the moment.
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Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey

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Hounslow councillors appeal to community to accept Covid vaccine amid hesitancy fears

Hounslow councillors appeal to community to accept Covid vaccine amid hesitancy fears | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Hounslow councillors have joined together once again to send a message to their diverse communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The borough representatives released a five-minute video encouraging residents to accept the Covid vaccine when it is offered to them, and dispelling myths over the jab shared on social media.
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FSM - Latest statistics bulletin issued by ONS highlights 6% fall in criminality

FSM - Latest statistics bulletin issued by ONS highlights 6% fall in criminality | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Covering the period from October 2019 to September 2020, the statistics include the first six months of COVID-19 restrictions and show a 9% fall in most victim-based crime including sexual offences, robbery, assaults causing injury, theft and criminal damage. However, there was a 10% increase in domestic abuse-related offences.

Commenting on the figures, chief constable Andy Cooke (the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead for crime operations) said: “These statistics show the overall level of crime has broadly decreased. We’ve seen sustained falls in crime recorded through periods of national lockdowns as the public have largely stayed at home and helped to stop the spread of the COVID virus.”
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Crime Survey for England and Wales

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Social media damages teenagers' mental health, report says

Social media damages teenagers' mental health, report says | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Heavy social media use had a negative impact on wellbeing, the study found.
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Millennium Cohort Study

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Covid job losses show structural racism of UK labour market, says TUC | Society | The Guardian

Covid job losses show structural racism of UK labour market, says TUC | Society | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The coronavirus pandemic has held up a “mirror to the structural racism” in the UK’s labour market, the TUC has said, as a study reveals that jobless rates among black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups are double the rate for white people.

There are 1.74 million people out of work across the UK, the highest level in five years, and business shutdowns are disproportionately affecting women and ethnic minorities.
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Hibs’ charity donates multi-purpose lap desks to local school

Hibs’ charity donates multi-purpose lap desks to local school | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Pupils at Hermitage Park Primary in Leith are continuing their lessons from home, thanks to the Hibernian Community Foundation’s donations of multi-purpose lap desks.
Hibs have a long and proud tradition of working to support local communities and the creation of the Hibernian Community Foundation as an independent charity in 2008 signalled a clear commitment to step up the efforts to have wider scope and greater impact.
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Shielding . . . but not shielded

Shielding . . . but not shielded | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
WHEN the great lockdown took place on 23 March 2020, it was those aged 70 and over who were advised to stay at home to shield themselves from the virus and to save the NHS.

The British Social Attitudes Survey (Volume 36, 2019) reminds us that it is these older people who are most likely to regard themselves as Anglicans: 33 per cent of those aged 70 and above, compared with one per cent of those aged between 18 and 24. These older people who were shielding may be particularly important for the future of the Church of England.
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10% of teenagers have tried hard drugs by age 17

10% of teenagers have tried hard drugs by age 17 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Almost a third of 17-year-olds have tried cannabis and one in 10 have tried harder drugs, such as cocaine, ecstasy and ketamine, with similar rates of experimentation regardless of parents' education level, finds a new study by UCL researchers.

The research, published today in a briefing paper by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the UCL Social Research Institute, examines engagement in substance use and antisocial behaviors among Generation Z as they reached late adolescence.
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LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Are local authorities fighting a losing battle on social tenant satisfaction?

LocalGov.co.uk - Your authority on UK local government - Are local authorities fighting a losing battle on social tenant satisfaction? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
One small part of the Prime Minister’s foreword in the recently published Charter for Social Housing Residents – Making sure social housing tenants are treated with the respect they deserve – perfectly sums up the overall sentiment of the white paper.
The Charter strives to raise the standards of social housing, as well as the services that residents receive. This will be measured by the reporting and publication of satisfaction scores, which will determine whether transformational change is being delivered and the aspirations of social tenants are being met.
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Housing crisis and COVID-19: Nurse and mother who caught COVID-19 struggled to isolate in cramped living conditions

Housing crisis and COVID-19: Nurse and mother who caught COVID-19 struggled to isolate in cramped living conditions | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
AFTER SHE read that The Voice had challenged a local authority and helped a key worker find better housing, another woman in a similar position reached out to us.

The mother-of-four, who would prefer to remain anonymous is living in a two bedroom property in Croydon council and has four children.

A full time nurse, who has been working hard during the COVID-19 pandemic, she caught COVID herself and struggled to self-isolate.
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Fall in size of private rental sector according to go...

Fall in size of private rental sector according to go... | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There’s a been a slight fall in the size of the private rental sector in England according to government figures. 

Latest data from the English Housing Survey, analysed by the National Residential Landlords Association, shows there are now 4.438m households privately renting; this is a fall from the previous survey, a year ago, which was 4.552m.
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Annual house price growth slows as stamp duty deadline approaches – Show House

Annual house price growth slows as stamp duty deadline approaches – Show House | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Annual house price growth has slowed for first time in six months, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows:

Annual house price growth slowed to 6.4%, from 7.3% in December;
Prices down 0.3% month-on-month, after taking account of seasonal factors;
Home ownership rises for third year running.
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House price growth slows with New Year dip – Nationwide

House price growth slows with New Year dip – Nationwide | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
House prices fell month-on-month in January for the first time since June as the post-lockdown surge began to ease, according to Nationwide Building Society.
 

The mutual’s house price index showed the average property was worth £229,748 in January – down slightly from the £230,920 in December, but still up 6.4 per cent from the £215,897 a year ago.
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Four ways the finance sector can end financial exclusion in 2021

Four ways the finance sector can end financial exclusion in 2021 | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Financial exclusion – the inability to access finance, banking and income – typically affects the oldest and youngest in our society most severely. It is often closely linked to digital exclusion, as consumers without internet access typically pay more for goods and services.

Those who are unable to move their money online are at high risk of future difficulty when it comes to accessing their finances. As the world becomes increasingly cashless, bank branch inaccessibility will be a trend long after the Covid-19 epidemic ends.
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Changes made to West Berkshire housing register - Newbury Weekly News

CHANGES to how people on West Berkshire’s housing register are allocated properties have been approved.

But more needs to be done to address a shortage of social housing, councillors said.

West Berkshire Council approved changes to its housing allocations policy in December.

The policy sets out how affordable homes rented through housing associations and registered providers are allocated to residents in need through the lettings scheme – Homechoice West Berkshire.
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Disabled people in the UK rely on entrepreneurial spirit -

Disabled people in the UK rely on entrepreneurial spirit - | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
More than 14.1 million people in the UK live with disabilities. According to the Family Resources Survey, one in five people will be affected in some way by disability during their lives.

On a global level, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says that more than a billion people are affected by disabilities. Furthermore, there are 220 million young people, between 15 and 24, with disabilities. Just under 80% of them live in developing countries.
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