Thank you to everyone who came along to our first ‘virtual’ Oxfordshire analyst networking meeting on 11th June, hosted by Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council online. Despite not being able to meet in person, lots of questions were asked of the speakers and groups discussions were held!
People experiencing homelessness die younger than those living in stable, appropriate housing. In fact, they have a lower life expectancy than the average person living in the poorest, least healthy countries on the planet.
For the first time in Oxfordshire, this report combines local quantitative data from various healthcare service providers and housing teams, as well as qualitative data from focus groups and questionnaires conducted with people experiencing homelessness in this area, to provide estimates of the homeless population across the county and their health needs. These local data are supplemented with national data to fill in information gaps and place the situation in Oxfordshire in a wider context.
An article in the Economist compared Oxford’s economy unfavourably against that of Cambridge. However, setting out the numbers for the wider economic areas rather than the core urban areas suggests the differences may not be so great.
Find out how Oxford compares with other UK cities in the latest Centre for Cities report. Also this month: a demographic profile of one person households in the county, and latest figures on fuel poverty.