“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Saturday, 25 July 2015

More league tables - the Index of Multiple Deprivation

The Index of Multiple Deprivation is a UK government qualitative study of deprived areas in English local councils. The first study (released in 2007) covers seven aspects of deprivation. The statistics described by the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit are:

  • Income
  • Employment
  • Health deprivation and Disability
  • Education Skills and Training
  • Barriers to Housing and Services
  • Crime
  • Living Environment.
I have often walked down this street before...


We made number 2! 

I feel like we kind of represent the whole of the north east region of our great and proud country and am grateful that all look after all.

Non-existent income and no fucking jobs, good health only visits from time to time, it's a keep fit class running a mile from the gaoler education. But we're number two and that's what you'll find on the concrete pavements and that's what you'll find all the time and remember we're not deprived of crime. 


3 comments:

  1. I think there's been a huge improvement in our area in the past 4years. ...only today when walking that street did I notice a newly positioned seating area....

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  3. Haha - I'm guessing you didn't make use of it ;)

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