Welcome to LG Inform
LG Inform presents you with up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority. Whether you’re interested in scrutiny, a particular service area, or simply need an overview, it can help you review and compare performance with other authorities.
New Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) data available in LG Inform
The Department for Education has worked with the LGA’s LG Inform team to identify and upload over 80 SEND data items to the LG Inform database. This means users can now compare local authority performance against these metrics and create their own SEND report, choosing from this range of data. These are drawn from existing data in key SEND publications and are intended to support local areas use of data and intelligence to measure progress and success.
The SEND data items have been compiled into a new SEND report here.
A list of the new SEND data items available in LG Inform can be found here.
This report pulls together data from the Local Government Workforce and Earnings surveys and presents it at local authority level. Through a range of charts and maps, the report displays information on sickness absence, labour turnover, vacancy rate, information about the demographics of the highest earners, annual pay (by male/female and full-time/part-time), age profile and ethnic origin. Councils are able to use this information to enable benchmarking and support improvement.
LG Inform has launched the Financial Diagnostic Reports or ‘spidercharts’. This model is designed as a tool to help councils assess their financial position and gain an objective view of where they stand in comparison to other councils, as well as identify relative strengths and weaknesses, risks and opportunities which can be taken into account when considering a future financial strategy.
This report provides an overview of health and wellbeing for a selected authority area and a comparison group, drawing together measures of both outcomes and wider determinants. It presents data on healthy life expectancy, older people's and children’s health and wellbeing, causes of death and ill health, and healthy living. It is designed to support improvement by informing discussions regarding local challenges and successes around health and wellbeing across the lifespan
This report provides an in-depth view of the demographics and wider determinants of health for a selected authority area and a comparison group. Through a series of charts the report brings together information regarding the population, deprivation, employment and skills and the safety of the wider environment. It is designed to provide a picture of the wider context influencing health outcomes in the area. Combining this information with local knowledge about health outcomes can help to identify key issues and priorities for the area.
This report provides an overview of housing provision in relation to health and wellbeing for a selected authority area and a comparison group. It pulls together a range of measures including housing affordability and availability, housing conditions, and health outcomes potentially related to poor housing. The purpose of the report is to explore the local context in terms of housing challenges and the potential wider impact on health and wellbeing. Councils are able to use this information to enable benchmarking and support improvement.
This report outlines several key indicators of children and young people’s health and wellbeing for a selected authority area and a comparison group. Through a series of charts and supporting text the report explores the issues of best start in life, safety and wellbeing, healthy lifestyles, education and preparation for adulthood. It is designed to support local discussions about key challenges related to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the area.
Local authorities play a key role in supporting services and people to manage the impacts of reform, and in ensuring that changes do no disproportionately affect vulnerable people. This LGA report provides an overview of the impacts of welfare reform in England. It looks both at key indicators that help to determine the impacts of welfare reforms in England, and those that then quantify these impacts. It has been designed for viewing at single tier, district and county local authority geographies. If you have any feedback please email them to email@example.com
The LGA report, 'Our ambition for children and young people' aims to support a radical rewiring of local public services. This supporting data pack sets out for consultation a potential set of measures to support the four high level ambitions including a section detailing comparative spend on children's services and new metrics showing weekly spend per child for each service area. If you have any comments and feedback on the measures used and how it can most effectively be presented for the different audiences at a local level please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org