LG Inform is celebrating
its 10th birthday this month! Ninety-six per cent of councils are
signed up to LG Inform and on the 6th July the site passed the
landmark figure of 4 million views. Users can review and compare
performance with other authorities via the LG Inform themed
reports or find a specific metric from the
database containing 8,500 items.
and topic reports are available covering a wide variety of
subjects. In addition, the information can be extracted and
visualisations embedded on council websites to support local
transparency. Here’s a selection of themed reports available on LG Inform:
LG Inform’s report writing capability has been used to create 13
detailed reports showing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local
areas across England. The scope of these reports covers cases per
area, weekly deaths, care homes, vulnerable groups and first and
second dose vaccination rates. Since the start of the pandemic, the
Covid-19 cases tracker quick view report has been viewed over 340,000
times on LG Inform.
Green Jobs report:
Jobs report on LG Inform provides analysis of the jobs required
for a net zero economy in England, and where these will be located in
the coming years.
Children’s Health and Wellbeing report:
LG Inform’s Children’s
Health and Wellbeing report outlines several key indicators of
children and young people’s health and wellbeing in any English local
authority, including key health outcomes, measures of safety and
welfare and wider health determinants.
Special Educational Needs report:
LG Inform’s Special
Educational Needs report presents the statistics on SEND
available for any English local authority, compared to your selected
comparison group to help assess how well arrangements since the
reforms are working and compare delivery across local areas.
Financial and Economic Hardship report:
and Economic Hardship report provides an overview of financial
hardship and economic vulnerability in any English local authority as
a result of Covid-19.
The LG Inform database contains
just under 8,500 metrics. In the last financial year, the most-viewed
metric on LG Inform was the total
daily cases of Covid-19, viewed over 44,000 times. The percentage
of secondary school pupils with free school meals was the
second-most viewed metric in this time range with over 12,000 views.
You can keep up-to-date with the latest reports and metrics on LG
Inform through an active group on the Knowledge Hub, following
@LGInform on twitter and subscribing to the LG Inform monthly newsletter.