About us

About Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion

This site has been developed and is maintained by Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI). OCSI is a spin-out research consultancy from the Social Disadvantage Centre at the University of Oxford. Since launching in 2003, we have worked with over 180 organisations at local, regional and national level as well as internationally to improve the evidence base for making decisions.

OCSI is built upon open data, working with community and public sector clients to use data to do better.

We enable our clients to:

  • Better understand their communities through open data analysis, products and tools
  • Save time and money by presenting reliable evidence in ready to use formats
  • Make better informed decisions and target resources more effectively
  • Measure the impact of their projects.

Some of our most recent work includes

About this site

We have been commissioned by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to update the Indices of Deprivation, crucial datasets in guiding the allocation of resources. Alongside our work in updating the Indices, we are interested in how different organisations are using the Indices of Deprivation in their work.

We are publishing case studies, findings and data visualisations on this Indices of Deprivation resource site – welcome!

This is a freely available site and a one-stop shop for anybody looking to find examples of how the Indices of Deprivation have been used.

We will be adding more and more resources to the site, so if you would like to share with us how you and your organisation use Indices of Deprivation, please get in touch on indices@ocsi.co.uk