Measuring social sustainability in Sutton

Sutton SS

Social Life was asked by Sutton Council to develop a method to assess the social sustainability of Sutton's neighbourhoods.

The brief was to put together an approach that used existing data as much as possible, that could be applied with relatively low cost, and that could be used by Sutton's officers, or other agencies and community groups, without the need for external support.

We piloted this in Beddington, a very mixed area in the east of the borough.

For more detail about the approach, have a look at the toolkit we developed that includes a step by step guide to carrying out a neighbourhood social sustianability assessment.

Download the full publication