This report describes a new model for assessing the resilience of local areas. It brings together data that predicts likely levels of resilience in neighbourhoods with data from official sources that describes local needs and the circumstances of everyday lives.
The report was commissioned by the London Borough of Hounslow.
Resilience - the ability of a community and individuals within it to cope and to support one another - is critical to understanding how communities manage and respond to stress and change at the local level, and how councils can best intervene to support local neighbourhoods.
The report explores what the model tells us about change across Hounslow, and how it helps us understand the impact of population churn and new housing development on the resilience of local communities.