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Data geeks and decision-making talk

12th June 2013

OCSI’s own Tom Smith spoke last week at the Open Data Institute #ODIFridays lunch-time lecture….
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Why data geeks don’t make decisions

22nd May 2013

Open data might be fuel, but fuel on its own doesn’t get you anywhere. To improve public services you need to translate the raw data material into whatever helps people solve their problems. So, how do we bridge the gap from open data geeks to decision-makers?


Data analysis

Welfare reform data briefing

22nd May 2013

Accompanying piece to previous blog providing an overview of the statistical outputs that will be provided under then new benefits system.


Data analysis

Welfare reforms and open data

14th May 2013

How the changes to the benefits system will impact the data available to target resources and evaluate how local areas are changing over time.


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Supporting BlueLightCamp

27th April 2013

BlueLightCamp lands this weekend, following the same unconference format as UK GovCamp and CityCamp…
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Resources and data

“We don’t need data – we know our areas”

25th April 2013

A recent comment from somebody doing excellent work in community regeneration and…
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CityCamp Brighton!

19th March 2013

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March 2013 We’ve been going to CityCamp…
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Sense and census necessity

12th February 2013

John Perry OCSI have been working with HACT to develop Population Insight,…
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HACT and OCSI launch free Population Insight tool for housing sector

11th February 2013

The new data tool gives housing providers free access to Census 2011…
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Data analysis

What did the census feeding frenzy tell us about housing?

7th January 2013

What can we find for housing in the midst of the census…
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Data analysis

OCSI Review: Changes in housing tenure across England and Wales

13th December 2012

Following the release of the 2011 Census data in December 2012, we…
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Reviews

13th December 2012

Following the release of the recently published Census 2011 data; Key and…
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Community Insight; Open data tool allowing housing staff to understand social trends

10th December 2012

In the two weeks since we have launched Community Insight, we’ve heard some…
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Community Insight; preparing housing providers for the seasonal chill

7th December 2012

Matt Leach (CEO, HACT) talks us through the (terror filled) festive season and…
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Always on the lookout for talent

6th December 2012

Want to use your knowledge and skills to make a difference in…
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New open data tool helps housing providers target effective community investment

27th November 2012

Community Insight is a new online community mapping and reporting tool enabling…
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Data analysis

What the newly released census data can tell you about your local area

23rd November 2012

The first set of small area data from the Census 2011 was…
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Census 2011 key stats for small areas pushed back to end of January

7th November 2012

Census population figures at small area level This release will provide the…
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