Insight e-bulletin - October 2019 - UPDATED

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Insight e-bulletin October 2019

In this issue:

Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2018/19

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

This year's annual reporttitled'Bridging the Health Gap'​, is about improving and managing health and social inequalities through continued community and partnership working. In Coventry, when comparing people in the highest and lowest socioeconomic groups, there is a considerable difference between their gaps in healthy life expectancy and life expectancy.  

The report focuses on prevention and early intervention in a wide range of areas to address multiple health inequalities. This includes the kind of life a person is born into and where they live; the environment they grow up in; their access to education and employment chances; as well as lifestyle choices such as smoking, drinking, diet and physical activity. 

Some recommendations from the annual report are: 

  • To review and revise the Marmot Action Plan, considering how a 'One Coventry' approach can help to embed partnership working and promote ownership of initiatives throughout organisations and community groups; 
  • To recognise and respond to barriers and challenges which may prevent people in some groups within Coventry from engaging with services thatpromote healthy lifestyles; 
  • For Council and partners to embed an integrated early help offer which improves life chances for the more vulnerable families; 
  • To maximise the opportunities available with the NHS as a key partner; and 
  • To evaluate the impact of the 'Year of Wellbeing' and examine ways in which the Health and Wellbeing partnerships have raised the profile of health and wellbeing and maximise the legacy that can be achieved. 

Coventry Health Profile 2019

Source: Public Health England

The profile gives a picture of people’s health in Coventry. It helps local government and health services understand their community’s needs, so that they can work together to improve people’s health and reduce health inequalities.

Visit fingertips for the detailed report.

Headline Statistics – October 2019

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

Two pages of indicators curated to give a picture of Coventry and its residents. 

Figures have been updated for Births, Deprivation, Employment and Unemployment, Active Businesses, Recorded Crime, Children and young people and Housing.

Read the metadata to learn more about the indicators' context and methodology.

Coventry city centre empty shop units report – Q3 2019

Source Insight, Coventry City Council

The information on retail unit vacancies should be put in context of the proposed significant redevelopment of ‘City Centre South’, which limits the potential to offer retailers long-term lets. In summary, there were 48 void units, four of which were new in Q3. Seven previous voids were newly occupied in this quarter. Compared to this time last year, Q3 2019 has seven fewer voids.

See details on individual shop units.

Let's Talk Coventry

Let’s Talk Coventry is Coventry City Council’s new engagement platform where you can contribute your voice to big conversations happening in Coventry. Here’s a flavour of what’s on Let’s Talk Coventry right now:

  • Recently launched the Disability Shoppers’ Charter. You can visit the website to learn what it is about and the role you can play shaping the future of shopping in Coventry.
  • There is an opportunity to lend your ideas on how we can tackle climate change in Coventry, which will feed into a funding bid to make real changes, helping communities to be more sustainable in Coventry.
  • There is also a chance to get involved in a conversation about how we can make sure that Coventry is a city that works for all, following a successful event with community organisations and different agencies from across the city.

Find out more at