Making it Happen: closing the outcome gap between deprived and better off areas using mainstream environmental services Annette Hastings Glen Bramley Nick Bailey Rob Croudace David Watkins University of Glasgow Heriot-Watt University. Five Questions.
Making it Happen: closing the outcome gap between deprived and better off areas using mainstream environmental servicesAnnette Hastings Glen BramleyNick BaileyRob Croudace David WatkinsUniversity of Glasgow Heriot-Watt University
Or : and better off areas using mainstream environmental services
And with diminishing budgets, who and where will suffer most?
“tackling socio-economic disadvantage and narrowing gaps in outcomes for people from different backgrounds is a core function of key public services”
1. Do we know the extent to which outcomes vary with area deprivation in relation to environmental cleanliness
% reporting litter/rubbish problems and better off areas using mainstream environmental services
Deprivation BandLitter and Rubbish Problems by Deprivation in England and Scotland
2. Do we know why outcomes vary with area deprivation?
What is it about deprivation which matters with respect to this service arena?
Separable from ‘deprivation’ (ie IMD/SIMD):
3. Do we know where public money goes in relation to area deprivation?
Do we really oneknow how mainstream service spending relates to deprivation? Case study one
4. To what extent can outcomes in deprived areas be improved using mainstream services?
5. What makes it happen? What are the national and local policy levers for closing the gap?
Final report to be published by Joseph Rowntree autumn 2009 as
A Clean Sweep: Narrowing the gap between deprived and better off neighbourhoods
Download for free at www.jrf.org.uk or email A.Hastings@lbss.gla.ac.uk
Previous report: Cleaning up Neighbourhoods: Environmental problems and service provision in deprived areas free download www.jrf.org.uk