Presentation on theme: "Page 1 Boscombe Strategic Assessment 21 st July 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Page 1 Boscombe Strategic Assessment 21 st July 2011
Page 2 Agenda 1. Introduction to our work 2. Boscombe – emerging picture 3. Current challenges 4. Opportunities 5. Further work 6. Key questions and discussion
Page 3 Introduction to our work The purpose of our analysis is to …. Provide a summary of available data Produce an analysis of the data and Use data, maps and analysis to tell the story of Boscombe This will help you to…. Develop a strategy and action plan following our full report Target resources effectively Bid for additional resources Improve outcomes for Boscombe Identify indicators to monitor progress
Page 4 Boscombe - Emerging Picture The Story so far…. Demographics Older than average population Mosaic lifestyle type 33 ‘transient singles, poorly supported by families and neighbours’ Place Survey 2008/09 found those in Boscombe West (55% ) are the least likely in the borough to be satisfied with their local area as a place to live Deprivation Four of the five Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in Boscombe West are in the 10% most deprived in England Boscombe Central is the most deprived LSOA in the South West The least deprived LSOA in the ward is along the seafront and it is in the bottom 20% nationally
Page 5 Boscombe - Emerging Picture The Story so far…. Economy, Skills and Wellbeing High level of benefit dependency, mainly to cover housing costs Unemployment higher than Bournemouth average Significant student community Local employment opportunities are low wage and low skill Main sectors are retail and services, health care Dominance of small businesses Local shopping area – high levels of unit vacancy Attractive architecture - shopping arcade Hotels and guest houses cater for visitors
Page 6 Boscombe - Emerging Picture The Story so far…. Crime and community Safety Crime levels are low generally in Bournemouth but higher in Boscombe Perception and fear of crime are higher – resident priority High levels of concern in Boscombe about anti-social behaviour, people being drunk and rowdy in public places, drug use and drug dealing, and people not feeling safe Anti social behaviour linked to the night time economy Sex workers
Page 7 Boscombe – Emerging Picture The Story so far…. Health Life expectancy in Boscombe West ward is the lowest in the borough Over 13.5% of residents describe their health as not good – highest in the borough The ward contains four of the five most deprived LSOAs in the borough for health deprivation Education, Children and Young People Two LSOAs in Boscombe West are in the bottom 20% for education related deprivation – the other three LSOAs are in the next 20% Over half of the LSOAs in Bournemouth are in the most deprived 40% for education related deprivation in England All five LSOAs in Boscombe West are within the bottom 40% for child poverty – four out of five are in the bottom 20%
Page 8 Boscombe – Emerging Picture The Story so far…. Housing and Environment High proportion of small homes High proportion of private rented homes Quality of private housing poor Transient community – reflecting imbalance in the housing stock and residents’ needs Physical Regeneration along the sea front Refurbished links between the sea front and the Christchurch Road Boscombe Chine Pier/ Spa village
Page 9 Current Challenges The Story so far…. Challenges Private Rented Sector housing quality Underlying deprivation Transient population/Stuck population Anti-social behaviour associated with the night time economy Breaking the cycle Relocation of problems from regenerated areas to other places Agencies focused on issues Reputation Area attractive to people presenting the same challenges
Page 10 Opportunities The Story so far…. Opportunities Boscombe Pier and Spa Boscombe Chine Crime Reduction Homelessness Reduction Qualifications Access to Services Conservation Areas Improvements in Energy Efficiency
Page 11 Further work The Story will be developed further when we have reviewed…. Fire Service data Migrant information Homelessness resources Detailed JSNA information for Boscombe Mental Health data Adult Social Care data Supporting People data Probation Activity data Drug and Alcohol treatment information Children and Young People data including risk and attainment
Page 12 Current Challenges (and opportunities?) Funding restrictions Legislative changes e.g. benefit regime; planning system; localism Maintaining momentum Different partnership environment e.g. Dorset LEP; GP Consortia Neighbourhood Planning Community Right to Bid Private Sector investment Social housing Community Infrastructure
Page 13 Key Questions and Discussion Points What has worked in the past and can be built on? What mapping will be most useful for you as a spur to action? Hotspots around mental health, drugs and homelessness? Other issues e.g. children at risk and fires? Community and partnership assets? Changes in deprivation over time?
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