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07/20/2017 - 11:32

Not all housing is the traditional "bricks and mortar" we tend to think of. There are lots of less permanent housing types, including houseboats, park homes and caravans.

Across our local area, a number of individuals and families live in "non traditional" accommodation.

This story brings together some brief data and identifies links to find out more about the types, scale and occupation of "non-traditional" housing in our area.

01/18/2017 - 15:08

“Data is the new oil…” is a phrase often used by those in the industry to describe the vast, valuable and extremely powerful resource available to us. We generate an astronomical amount of data, in fact 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone according to IBM.

12/08/2016 - 15:11

Forecasting pupil rolls can be tricky business but getting it right can be sweet.

10/14/2016 - 17:50

It has been estimated that there were 257 deaths attributable to particulate air pollution in Cambridgeshire in 2010 and that over 5% of Cambridgeshire’s population mortality is attributed to air pollution (based on ambient levels of PM2.5). The percentage in Cambridge is 5.8% which equates to 47 deaths attributable to air pollution (http://cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk/JSNA/Transport-and-Health-2014/15)

10/06/2016 - 15:00

What is Hate Crime? A hate crime is one which is “committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation” (1). It covers a wide range of crime types including assault, harassment, and inciting others to commit hate crimes. Following the EU referendum on 23rd June, the Police experienced a 57% increase in national reporting of hate crime to their online reporting site between 23rd and 26th June compared to the same time 4 weeks before (2).

Data Story: Would you like to know where care homes are located for those aged 65+ in Cambridgeshire and how far are they from the essential services?

Specialist housing for the elderly (residential and nursing homes) is intended to enable people to live independently. Such accommodation should be provided across the County, as opposed to being concentrated in certain areas, to help enable people to remain in their local area and create and maintain balanced communities. Following the corporate priorities of helping people to live independent and healthy lives, Cambridgeshire Growth and Economy- Research and Monitoring Group has investigated whether the facilities for the aging population are located in clusters or spread evenly as per the population of this group.

What data does the “Location of facilities for the 65+ demographic” use?

This table uses data from the annual monitoring surveys carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council between 1999 and 2014, looking at planning permission commitments and completions for use class C2, in relation to residential and nursing homes.

How is the data mapped?

Thematic maps were produced for each district to show the percentage of 65+ population in each Parish and then the polygons of care homes and data for services was mapped onto this. The time taken to reach the nearest doctor, pharmacy and retail shop was mapped to see that the location is well connected with these essential services.

Why is the data useful?

It was noticed that some of the care homes are located near to these essential services which can help the elderly people to be a little more independent. However, a few of them are farther away from some or all of them, which indicated that the choice of location may be less than ideal for the care home in the context of basic services for the elderly people. Some gaps were also noticed in the provision of care home services, as some of them are located nearer to each other; some are in the areas where there is a smaller population of 65+; and some parishes which have a large population of 65+ still do not have any care home.

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For further information, contact:

Vandana Manocha or Heather Doidge – Planning Support Officers

Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge, CB3 0AP

Tel: 01223 699941, 01223 715684

Email: Vandana.manocha@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, heather.doidge@cambridgeshire.gov.uk