Insight e-bulletin - October 2018

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Insight e-bulletin October 2018

In this issue:

Council Plan Performance Report 2017/18

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

On 30 October, the latest Council Plan Performance Report was reviewed by the Cabinet. The report is based on the Council Plan's three priorities of being globally connected, locally committed, and able to deliver priorities with fewer resources. Key indicators in the report show whether Coventry is meeting its targets.

Significant global investment within Coventry is considered to be pivotal in developing the city centre, regenerating the city’s economy, and raising its profile. Like the rest of the UK, the city faces challenges such as rising homelessness and a decline in air quality. Against a backdrop of fewer resources, the “One Coventry” approach has been introduced to bring about cost efficiencies.

Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2017/18

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

This year’s Director of Public Health Annual Report highlights the way in which Coventry strives to improve the health and well-being of an ageing population. It is estimated that Coventry’s population aged 65 and over will reach 58,200 by 2028. The report discusses the key issues affecting this demographic (e.g. immunisations, cold homes, and social isolation), and signposts to services that could benefit them.

The report informs that social isolation increases the risk of dementia, elevated blood pressure and depression. With an estimated 6,380 people over the age of 60 identified as lonely within Coventry, stakeholders such as the library services and Age UK have been useful platforms in engaging the older community.

Main recommendations taken from the annual report are:

  • To adopt a more integrated approach for services to establish better patient-centred care;
  • Promote community-based groups to tackle social isolation and loneliness;
  • To maximise the potential of Coventry’s involvement as a ‘Marmot city’ by embedding its core values of reducing health inequalities throughout the Council and partner organisations.

Headline Statistics - October 2018

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

Two pages of indicators curated to give a picture of Coventry and its residents. Indicators include population, health, deprivation, the economy, crime, children and young people, and housing.

Learn more about the context and methodology behind the indicators here.

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