This is an important tool in identifying local areas of deprivation. It aims to better understand areas of deprivation in the borough. This is significant for local communities and service providers for a number of reasons, most notably in steering local investment and in attracting external funding.
The Community Strength Assessments were intended to:-
The Life Chances reports cover several key areas including: Crime, Education, Health, Housing and Unemployment and Worklessness.
The findings are displayed in the following five reports.
This extensive document brings together data on a complete range of indicators for Colchester. This provides a good understanding of the issues facing Colchester both now and in the future. The base provides the evidence for key investment priorities in Colchester as outlined in our Local Investment Plan and is required by the Homes and Communities Agency.