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 to provide such information – essential to better understand the need for future services in the county. Having this valuable data at a local level is possible through use of a well designed survey and a rigorous methodology, highlighting changes since the last available data in 2012.

We seek further partner contributions to share the costs to reduce the financial burden on any one organisation. It will reduce duplication of effort in engaging with residents to collect data, and provide information on local need that can be used for many purposes. We’re holding an event in Hereford on Monday the 20th March to discuss details.  Please get in touch if you’d like to be part of this collaborative project!