OCF’s Community Friendship Grants aim to bring people from different backgrounds together. This needs analysis was written to identify the areas of Oxfordshire that may be in greatest need, where there is greatest potential to foster community friendships, and to build a sense of belonging that is so beneficial to everybody’s wellbeing.
The report was produced using community mapping and reporting tool Local Insight. This tool has been developed by OCSI and makes use of open data to help councils and community organisations make informed funding and policy decisions. It brings in up-to-date data drawn from the Census, the Department for Work and Pensions, deprivation indices and other sources.
A full explanation of the statistical geographies used are given in the appendix at the end of the document.