About Local Insight

We believe that the information published by government as open data – appropriately visualised, analysed and interpreted – can be a critical tool for local authorities and community organisations to improve service delivery.

Local Insight gives you the data and analysis you need to ensure your services are underpinned by the best possible knowledge of local communities, levering the power of information right across your organisation, from high-level visualisations to detailed reports on local neighbourhoods. Saving you time and money, Local Insight gives you the most relevant and up-to-date data on the communities where you work, with no need to invest in specialist mapping and data staff, consultancy or software.

  • Map your services and create custom areas: Upload the location of your services and see these mapped against key social and economic indicators. Set up your local areas – such as wards, CCG areas and neighbourhood plans – by drawing on a map, and get in depth profile reports for these bespoke areas at the click of a button.
  • Be confident in the data you are using: All the data in Local Insight is updated and managed by us. You don’t need to worry about keeping indicators up to date, that is our job.
  • Securely upload your own data: Overlay your own organisational data on the maps through our simple uploading tool.
  • Accessible to all in your organisation: We don’t limit the number or users per organisation. Local Insight is an intuitive and easy to use tool for everybody from Commissioners to Community Development Workers – you don’t need to be a statistician to gain useful insights about the communities you work in.

Want to know more? Check out the Local Insight FAQs here.

Local  Insight is an Oxford Consultants for Social Inclusion (OCSI) project

OCSI develop and interpret the evidence base to help public and community sector organisations deliver better services. A ‘spin-out’ from the University of Oxford Social Policy Institute, OCSI have worked with more than 100 public and community sector clients at local, national and international level. See www.ocsi.uk for more.

HACT helps housing providers build stronger neighbourhoods and resilient communities. We believe housing providers are the foundation for changing people’s lives for the better. We seek to influence housing practice and policy to transform lives and strengthen the resilience of communities. See www.hact.org.uk for more.