Welcome to Gloucestershire Community Foundation's first Vital Signs report, produced in collaboration with Barnwood Trust.  

In this first report, we have provided an overview of six local vital sign themes:

  • Strong Communities
  • Housing
  • Safety
  • Healthy living
  • Learning and Work
  • Rurality and Access to services

This report brings together statistics from a range of national and local data sets, with the results from a survey of Gloucestershire residents.  In bringing this information together, the six vital sign themes enable us to understand how Gloucestershire is performing statistically in relation to the rest of the UK, as well as sharing the view of people living in the county.  

"The majority of people living in the county want to live in an area where everyone has the opportunity to flourish physically, intellectually, mentally and spiritually.

However, this reports highlights the fact that there are significant inequalities in our midst.  Nor everyone, for example, has the same access to adequate housing.  Fuel and food poverty exist.  There are different health outcomes for people living within a few miles of one another........"

Dame Janet Trotter DBE, Lord Lieutenant for the County of Gloucestershire and President of Gloucestershire Community Foundation

This report highlights the fact that there are significant inequalities in our midst.

Read the full report 2017 Vital Signs for Gloucestershire

For further information please contact:

Talitha Nelson, CEO Gloucestershire Community Foundation