Madeleine Spinks

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Better Data, Better Lives?

How do you know where to target precious resources in a rural county? Is there a need for your services? Well there are some clues in the first 'headline' results from the 2018 Herefordshire's Quality of life survey. Managed and driven by local not-for-profit organisations, this is part of a collaborative 'Better Data, Better Lives' [...]

By | October 5th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Better Data, Better Lives?

Young people’s views on quality of life in Herefordshire

We're busy analysing the results of a Quality of Life survey posted out to a random sample of households in Herefordshire in the spring. To complement this, we have a shorter online survey aimed at people aged 25 years or younger, available here.  We need young people’s help to understand what life in Herefordshire is [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Business|Comments Off on Young people’s views on quality of life in Herefordshire

Local survey one of a kind

This week just over 4,000 households in Herefordshire will receive a 'quality of life' survey in the post, helping local voluntary and community organisations improve the support and services they provide. Households have been selected at random and asked their views on a range of things like access to services, what people do in their [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Charities, communities, News, Sustainability|0 Comments

Quality life in Herefordshire?

Access to services and advice, culture and leisure, unpaid care, loneliness and social contact, volunteering, and satisfaction with quality of life, have all been identified as current data ‘gaps’ in Herefordshire.  There may be other topics that may be of interest to you? Data Orchard aims to run another ‘Quality of Life’ survey in 2017 [...]

By | January 24th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

A leisurely approach to town planning

Over the past twelve months Market Drayton, a market town in North Shropshire, has been consulting with its residents and its wider community on the future development of the town. With the assistance of Data Orchard it has developed a Neighbourhood Plan with a strong focus on health and wellbeing, facilitated by plans to improve [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

The future of libraries and council customer services – capturing the public’s views

Over 2,200 people responded to the public consultation on the future of libraries and council customer services that Data Orchard ran for Herefordshire Council. We used a range of techniques to ensure a broad range of people could give their views, from regular library users to lapsed or non-users. The results of the consultation were [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|communities, News|0 Comments

Herefordshire’s sustainable route map

Excited to be at the launch of the digital platform for Herefordshire's sustainable route map in October 2015. Something we've been working on collaboratively with the Bulmer's Foundation and others for about two years. It has huge potential for organisations to share and make more effective use of data, to find long-term solutions to complex [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Sports Partnership activity profiles

We've recently completed work for a Sports Partnership to produce activity profiles at district level for Worcestershire and Herefordshire. These  are to inform the work of any organisation or group, whether public sector or voluntary, which contributes to increasing sports participation and physical activity levels. They include an overview of the population, health, deprivation levels, social [...]

By | July 12th, 2015|Business|0 Comments
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