Useful Datasets

Links to data and resources which you may find of interest and which can help to highlight unmet need in your area.

London Specific datasets
Centre for London - The London Intelligence
The London Intelligence tells London’s story through data. This quarterly publication identifies the changes taking place in the city, to help policymakers prepare and plan for the future.

Child Poverty Action Group - Child Poverty in London 
Trust for London has funded CPAG's London Campaign Manager post for three years to work across the voluntary sector and with politicians at local, regional, and national level, towards a London where no child experiences poverty.

London Councils - Who Runs London
Find out who runs London and how. 

London Datastore 
The London Datastore is an initiative by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to release as much of the data that it holds as possible.

London Poverty Profile 
Independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital. London's Poverty Profile uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the capital.

London's Economy today
GLA Economics provides expert advice and analysis on London’s economy and the economic issues facing the capital.  Data and analysis from GLA Economics form a basis for the policy and investment decisions facing the Mayor of London and the GLA group.

London Mapper - a Social Atlas of London
This website aims to provide comprehensive insights into the state of poverty and inequality in the capital and aims to become a growing repository of a wide range of maps, visualisations and analyses on London.

National datasets
Citizens Advice - Advice Trends
Advice trends summarises Citizens Advice service top level statistics. It is aimed at national government departments, regional agencies; third sector organisations concerned with advice or policy, and policy researchers.

JRF data indicators 
Visualisation and analysis of UK poverty, housing and care statistics, selected based on an indicator added by you.

ONS Neighbourhood statistics 
Office for National Statistics. This search allows you to find detailed statistics within specific geographic areas.

National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network
Information and intelligence to help improve decision-making for high quality, cost effective services for children's, young people's and maternal health.

NatCen
Britain's leading independent social research institute. Experts in qualitative and quantitative social research.

NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac
The UK Civil Society Almanac, published annually by NCVO,  is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary sector, and its role in civil society.

The Social Mobility Commission - State of the Nation 2017
The fifth annual 'State of the nation' report from the Social Mobility Commission.

Reports on particular regions and areas
Vital Signs
Vital Signs are reports that are produced annually by community foundations in various regions of the country to act as guides to local charitable giving by measuring social trends and issues.

Distant Neighbours: Poverty and Inequality in Islington
A report for Cripplegate Foundation by nef (the new economics foundation), 2013 - Distant Neighbours uncovers people’s everyday experiences of poverty and inequality in Islington, and examines what can be done about it.

A City within a City - Understanding the needs of young people in Westminster
A report from the Young Westminster Foundation on the needs of under 25s in the City of Westminster borough. 

A Tale of Two Southwarks
A report from Southwark Giving on the local community needs in the Borough of Southwark

Lewisham Council - Lewisham Poverty Commission
​A group of local councillors and poverty experts are considering how poverty can be tackled in the borough. 

On The Edge - Working together across Richmond to support people in need
On the Edge is the culmination of independent research carried out by Rocket Science on behalf of grant-making charities in Richmond and is co-funded by Hampton Fuel Allotment Charity (HFAC) and Richmond Parish Lands Charity (RPLC). The Borough, generally perceived to be one of the most affluent in London, is made up of many contrasting communities, households and circumstances: wealth and poverty; open spaces and dense housing; large houses and homelessness; community activity and social isolation; wellbeing and ill health.

Research on Giving
Charities Aid Foundation Resource Centre
CAF regularly produces informative and inspiring research and reports for  donors and charities.

ACF - Giving Trends
Key facts and figures on giving, income and assets in the top 300 UK independent charitable foundations.