Indices of Deprivation event

OCSI  and The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) are updating the Indices of Deprivation, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation, for publication in Summer 2015. See below for details of an event to find out about the proposals and Consultation to update the Indices.

For more information on the Indices of Deprivation, please visit and take a look at OCSI’s previous blog post on why the Indices of Deprivation are still important. You can also register for updates at

We’d like to invite you to an event to learn about DCLG’s proposals for updating the English Indices of Deprivation.

Following a review of how the Indices could be strengthened and updated and a user survey inviting ideas for updating the Indices, DCLG will be launching a consultation on the final proposals for the updated Indices of Deprivation in November 2014.

We’re hosting events in London and Manchester to give users the opportunity to learn about the proposals and to share their views on how DCLG could improve outputs and dissemination.

NatCen Social Research is running these events on behalf of DCLG and its contractor, Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI), which is carrying out the update of the Indices.


Thursday 20th November, 2.00 – 4.00 pm, Britannia Hotel, Crystal Suite.


Monday 24th November,  10.00 – 12.00 am, Directory of Social Change, Conference Room.


·         Registration and refreshments (15 mins)

·         Proposals for updating the Indices of Deprivation, followed by Q&A

·         Outputs and dissemination

·         Looking ahead – the Indices of the future


Chair: Kirby Swales, Director of the Survey Research Centre, NatCen

Speakers: Baljit Gill and Sarah Ginder from DCLG and Dr Tom Smith from OCSI.

Please RSVP by Monday 10th November to book a place at any of the above events. Remember to let us know which event you’d like to attend. Thank you.

London Councils, supported by the Greater London Authority, will be hosting an additional event on the consultation. This meeting will be aimed specifically at a London audience and will take place at 10 am on 27th November at London Councils’ offices in Southwark Street. A limited number of places may be available for those who wish to attend this. If you would prefer to attend this event, please let us know and we will work with London Councils and GLA to meet demand, but to avoid disappointment we recommend that you also book onto one of the events on 20th or 24th November.


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