LARIA’s One Day Event and Awards: Book Now!

LARIA One Day Event and Awards: Registration now open

Thursday 16 November 2023
Local Government Association
18 Smith Square

Making research + intelligence = inclusion + equality

How do we make our work as inclusive as possible, so that we can understand our diverse populations and their needs, and how do we best represent our findings to decision-makers?

Our societies are complex, and as local area researchers we need to produce intelligence that reflects that complexity and act as agents of change. We can be faced with barriers. Sometimes data don’t exist, or not at the granular level required. There are ethical issues to consider. It can be capacity-intensive to be inclusive.

The pandemic has brought into focus more than ever the need to understand problems better and deeper, and to be more inclusive in our questioning. We have lessons to share on what works in conducting research and analysis, so we can best support our diverse and vulnerable groups and those at risk of disadvantage. This spans health and care, education and skills, housing and homelessness, crime and community safety, employment and economic activity, transport and environment, wellbeing and social capital, workforce and representativeness, communication and technology.

Our events aim to provide delegates with the ideas, tools, and techniques for delivering improved outcomes for the public, based on robust data, evidence, and research. Register today!

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Tickets are priced at £40.00 for LARIA Members (Full Individual, Additional Corporate, Corporate and Full Corporate Members) and £50.00 for non-members and LARIA Associate Members. If you would like to join LARIA to benefit from the member rates, you can find information on the different memberships available on the website: LARIA Membership benefits

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LARIA - Local Area Research + Intelligence Association

Exhibitor Overviews

CACI is a trusted data and segmentation partner to local government and public sector organisations. We’re experts in data and delivering insights in ways that teams can use for everyday and strategic decision-making. Using open, administrative and commercial data we provide a strong foundation for building a blended data approach that allows for a detailed level of insight.

OCSI combines expertise in research and technology to support organisations working for social good to make evidence-informed decisions. We work on a variety of projects using place-based data, including updating the English Indices of Deprivation and developing the Community Needs Index.

Our platform, Local Insight, is widely used across councils and brings together a huge number of local-level indicators from various sources, regularly updated and instantly aggregated to any area you choose – making data exploration enjoyable and effortless through our easy to use and intuitive platform.

GeoPlace is a partnership owned equally by Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey (OS) and is responsible for collating, managing and maintaining the primary UK authoritative geospatial address and street data.

GeoPlace aggregates all Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs) created by local authorities adding addresses from Improvement Service in Scotland, Land and Property Services in Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man and Channel Islands and integrating datasets from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), Royal Mail and Ordnance Survey amongst others.

Local authorities hold the responsibility as the legal source of addresses in the UK and this means this aggregated data is officially recognised and authoritative. The street data maintained by local authorities via their Local Street Gazetteers (LSG) is underpinned by legislation and used by all organisations with a remit to undertake street and road works, to ensure coordination and appropriate permissions are given for street works.

Within the data, are the two identifiers –UPRNs and USRNs – which have also been released under Open Government Licence. The Open Standards Board has mandated the use of these identifiers across government, for referencing and sharing all property and street information. This means all new public sector systems and projects that include address and/or street data should include these identifiers. The Local Government Association states that UPRNs are key to “almost everything that’s delivered or achieved by councils.”

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