Local Trust commissioned OCSI to carry out a ‘data dive’ into the early impacts of COVID-19 in ‘left-behind’ neighbourhoods.
This analysis was carried out for use by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on ‘left-behind’ neighbourhoods, to provide insight into the specific challenges ‘left behind’ areas face in relation to COVID-19.
The report builds on our original research with Local Trust, ‘Left behind? Understanding communities on the edge’. This defines ‘left behind’ areas as those neighbourhoods with the 10% highest need and deprivation in both the Index of Multiple Deprivation and the Community Needs Index.
This new analysis looks at the factors that make communities more vulnerable to COVID-19 (eg. clinical vulnerability and presence of vulnerable groups) as well as the early response and impact to left-behind areas (eg. economic impacts and community response).
We then compared ‘left-behind’ areas to England as a whole and other deprived non ‘left-behind’ areas, to highlight where ‘left-behind’ areas are facing particular challenges.