Socioeconomic deprivation and barriers to live-donor kidney transplantation – a study

According to this study published in BMJ Open there is an interesting health inequality associated with deprivation and kidney disease. The research cites previous studies showing that: “people from socioeconomically deprived populations are more likely to have Chronic Kidney Disease, more likely to require dialysis, but less likely to receive a live-donor[…]

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Teach First and IDACI

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Teach First is an educational charity that targets educational disadvantage by coordinating teacher training placements in deprived schools. Participants gain qualified teacher status through a paid two year training programme. The government’s charity register lists Teach First as having spent over £45 million on charitable activity over the last year and[…]

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The Reaching Communities Fund

Reaching Communities is a £75 million Big Lottery fund for land and buildings projects in disadvantaged areas. According to the FAQs the fund is targeted at deprived areas due to significant demand, therefore applicants requesting more than £100,000 must be based in one of the 20% most deprived LSOAs in England based on[…]

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The Community Sport Activation Fund

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Managed by Sport England, The Community Sport Activation Fund is a £47.5 million Lottery funding programme aiming to provide grassroots sports activity at very local levels. Amounts granted range from £50,000 to £250,000. There is a unique deprivation targeting method involved where applicants can apply without partnership funding: “If the[…]

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Sheffield

Here’s a great example of how local authorities can use the IMD to target programmes more efficiently: Sheffield’s ‘Activity Sheffield’ programme provides free sport and activity sessions for people around the city. The programme’s ‘core team’ focuses on the key age groups of 8 to 16 year olds and those[…]

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Troubled Families

The Government’s Troubled Families programme targeted support at 120,000 families identified by central government as being in need of ‘turning around’ due to experiencing multiple issues of deprivation such as high truancy rates, lack of employment, physical and mental health problems. DCLG estimated that these families cost society about £8 billion[…]

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NHS Dentistry

The NHS uses the Index of Multiple Deprivation as part of a formula for allocating dental services, in what is perhaps a recognition of the relationship between tooth decay and deprivation (here is another post on this). Buried in the technical guide to NHS funding formulae allocations I found this:[…]

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, and spent over £52m through its charitable activities last year according to the government charities register. It’s focused on youth unemployment and poverty, targeting unemployed 13-30 year olds and those at risk of exclusion. It supports different projects and schemes[…]

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The Church and Community Fund

The Church and Community Fund

It’s always interesting finding examples of the different charities that use Indices of Deprivation to target initiatives. For example the Church and Community Fund gives grants to projects run by Anglican churches or organisations working in partnership with the Church. Targeting is based on deprivation: “Projects that are seeking grants must[…]

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