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Regularly updating and interactive data on the coronavirus crisis

We have built a regularly updating and interactive dashboard, to help charities and funders see the places most affected by Covid-19, and those that have underlying factors—such as age, health, ethnicity, economic indicators, and multiple deprivation—which may put them at risk. Our dashboard also includes demand data, allowing us to better understand what charities are experiencing on the ground and to set that against the official Covid-19 cases and death figures.

We’ve done this because there are large amounts of data available from government and official sources, which tell us about the health and economic vulnerability of certain places and communities, but this data is spread across numerous sources and can be hard to compare.

Different data within our data set will have different weight to different organisations. Users can choose which factors matter most to them, or which factors they are best equipped to engage with. This is not intended to be a comprehensive data set. Nor is it intended to provide an index of the most affected or most vulnerable people and places in the UK. You can watch a tutorial video on how to use our dashboard here.

The demand data is from the charities Turn2us and Buttle UK. This data focuses on applications, needs and beneficiary demographics. You can find our in depth analysis of the Turn2us data here and the Buttle UK data here. Thank you to Turn2us and Buttle UK for sharing their data with us. NPC’s Covid-19 data for charities and funders is supported by the Health Foundation, an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

How to use the dashboard and the data

For guidance on how to navigate our interactive dashboard, please watch this tutorial video. This video was recorded on 30 June 2020.

Further info and how to get involved

We want to further expand the range of data available to charities and funders. We are exploring including more charity demand data, funder data, plus data on mutual aid groups and social enterprises. We can only improve our dashboard with the support of others, so if you see the potential of this work and want to be involved, please get in touch. If you are a funder and you need help to further analyse this data, please contact us to discuss what services we could provide to you, click here.

 

NPC’s Covid-19 data tracker is one of the best resources I’ve seen globally that aims to track areas of greatest need in our communities due to coronavirus. A clear, aggregated, data-driven view of the people and places that need extra support is particularly needed right now as charities and donors struggle with prioritization of resources and efforts. 

Parastou Youssefi, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

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