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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

Digital Impact profiles our new Data Evolution+ programme

At the end of last year we announced that Data Orchard was one of just seven social sector organisations worldwide to receive a Digital Impact grant, which will help fund our ambitious new Data Evolution+ programme. The Digital Impact grants, which launched two years ago with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, [...]

Our Data Driven Local County

It’s been over three years since Data Orchard began a collaborative endeavour to identify the key metrics of sustainability for our local county, Herefordshire. We’re delighted the combined efforts of the Brightspace Foundation, Ben Proctor of Satori Labs, and many other local partners have borne fruit. The resulting dashboard shows where things are going well, [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|communities, News, Sustainability|0 Comments

Driving Digital Data Research & Innovation for Global Good

We’re delighted to have been chosen by Stanford University as one of seven social impact organizations across Africa, Europe, and the U.S to receive a grant with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sian Basker, project director says “It’s really exciting to be taking our ground-breaking Data Evolution research to the next [...]

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
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