Tag: London

Two thirds of London councillors believe that housing is a key issue for London ahead of the 2015 general election

During a London Councils summit in November 2014, some results from a summer 2014 poll of London councillors were discussed. When asked which issues were the most important for their parties to focus on before the general election in 2015, …

Map reveals most common second languages in London boroughs

The website RandomlyLondon has recently posted a map illustrating the second most commonly spoken languages in each of the London boroughs. The map, which is based on data from the 2011 Census, reveals that Polish and Turkish are the second …

LGiU Report – Lambeth Council

This week, the LGiU published a new report with Lambeth Council – please share your thoughts and comments.

The LGiU have been working with Lambeth to evaluate their new approach to improving the local neighbourhood.

Instead of asking residents  “do …

GLA Information Services

The Intelligence Unit at the GLA operates as a research and consultancy team, drawing on a range of disciplines, to deliver intelligence and analysis integral to the understanding of London – its people, its economy, its place in the wider …

Award Winner 2014: Lambeth – Best community engagement/ consultation

Category C: Best community engagement/consultation – Sponsored by the LGA (Local Government Association)

Winner – Lambeth Council – Neighbourhood Enhancement Programme

Summary

Lambeth Council has successfully delivered a community-led street improvement programme across six wards over a 12 month period, …

Research into supporting an older rural population

Nearly a quarter of all older people in England and Wales live in rural areas. For service commissioners and deliverers, it is important to understand how ageing impacts upon service delivery so that services can be tailored to address those …

LARIA London Event – Update and downloads

Thank you to all who attended the LARIA London event and to the GLA for hosting. It was a very successful meeting with plenty of ideas to take away and implement in our own authorities.

To download presentations please click …

Who is engaging with councils online?

Digital by default have published information about which communities are engaging online.

From their article:

“The councils in the UK facing the most worrying levels of “digital deprivation” include Sandwell, Knowsley and Kingston Upon Hull; all of which cater to …

Residents’ perceptions of London

Research conducted by YouGov in January 2014 revealed that Londoners are most likely to view north London as “cosmopolitan”, west London as “posh”, and southern and eastern areas of the city as “rough.” Respondents were asked to select up to …

What’s it like living in London?

YouGov recently carried out a poll of 1,136 adults living in London, to get their views on the capital.

A rewarding place: According to the survey, London is a good place learn a new skill (77% agree), make money (74%…

Help with a new project – Mental Health and Financial Inclusion

Oliver Barnes is scoping a research project on the link between mental health and financial inclusion in the Bedwell ward of Stevenage.

Oliver and colleagues from  Stevenage Borough Council are interested in producing a piece of research investigating whether people …

Do you think London is too dominant?

A recent BBC documentary series by Evan Davies – Mind the Gap: London vs the rest – looked at the cultural and economic divide between London and the rest of the UK. Many LARIA members will have followed the discussion …

Southwark and ESRO win MRS award

Congratulations to the London Borough of Southwark and ESRO (both LARIA Corporate members) who have won the Market Research Society (MRS) award for Public Policy/Social Research 2013. It’s a third win for ESRO in four years at the MRS awards …

London’s Poverty Profile

London’s Poverty Profile is an independent source of information about poverty and inequality in the capital. It uses the latest official data to reveal patterns of poverty across the capital in a series of reports and charts. The most recent …

Award Winner 2013: Community Engagement – The Co-operative Way

Best community engagement/consultation sponsored by the LGA

Background report

Report available on the Lambeth website

Summary

As part of its efforts to create a ‘co-operative’ model of commissioning and delivery, Lambeth wanted to overcome the perennial challenges of community engagement …