We develop and interpret the evidence base to help the public sector and other organisations deliver better services to the public.
We are a ‘spin-out’ consultancy from the University of Oxford, and over the last two decades have worked with more than 250 public and community sector organisations from local to international level.
Our research and services are based on unrivaled knowledge and use of place-based social, economic and demographic data.
A spin-out from the Social Policy at Oxford University with a mission to do good with data.
Managed the Data4nr service on behalf of the Department of Communities and Local Government, signposting users to all local level open data sources.
Provided councils with a wide range of data and metadata for local neighbourhoods to feed Local Information Systems.
Worked with councils to project social care service requirements and costs at local level.
Provided open data resources and support for 4,000 areas doing local community planning.
Our local data mobile app “local stats in your pocket” had more than 70,000 downloads.
Delivered in partnership with HACT, Community Insight supports the social housing sector to target community investment funds, improve services and evaluate impact.
Local Insight provides instant access to local level data, aggregated to bespoke geographies in an easy to use platform.
We were commissioned by the UK Department of Communities and Local Government to update the Indices of Deprivation, including the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
Alongside Local Trust, we developed a quantitative measure of left-behind neighbourhoods, including developing a Community Needs Index.
Head of Marketing & Communications: Kim deals with all things communications and…
Director: David is co-founder of OCSI, and specialist in Geographic Information Systems…
Director: David’s main research interests are in relation to poverty, deprivation and…
Senior Researcher: Emma supports the research team in providing high quality and…
Research Communications Officer Katie studied Psychology at the University of Sussex and…
The census is one of the most important data releases for policymakers…
Local Trust and OCSI developed a quantitative measure of left behind neighbourhoods…
The ONS Open Geography Portal is a useful resource for anybody working…
OCSI and Local Trust have developed a quantitative measure of ‘left-behind’…