Third Quarterly PIR Form now available for completion

The form for the third Quarterly PIR is now available for you to complete ahead of the 11th February deadline.

Many thanks to those of you who completed the second quarterly Partner Information Return (PIR) in October. The third quarterly PIR covers the period 1st October to 31st December – Quarter 3 of 2021/22 – and will ask for the same data as the previous assessment. The form is now available for you to complete here ahead of the 11th February deadline. The reference copy and data transparency statement can be viewed below.

The reference copy and the data transparency statement can be viewed here:

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Data Transparency Statement:

If you have any questions, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Local Statistics Tool “LG Inform” – Survey on usefulness to Partners

With the contract for the local statistics tool “LG Inform” up for renewal, Age UK is running a survey to hear from Partners whether LG Inform is useful or not.

Age UK contracts with the Local Government Association to provide access to the local statistics tool “LG Inform” for all Age UK Partners. LG Inform allows Partners to access statistics from multiple sources in one platform, from population to economic to social care data. The tool is available here. The contract for the provision of LG Inform is up for renewal and Age UK is keen to hear whether Partners feel this is a valuable tool or something that is not useful. We would be grateful if you could complete the quick survey here to let us know. The survey will remain open until 21st January.

If you have any questions or want to discuss the LG Inform tool, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk

Second Quarterly PIR Closes This Week

The deadline for the second Quarterly PIR is 31st October 2021. Access the form below, along with a Reference Copy and Data Transparency Statement.

A quick reminder that the deadline for the Second Quarterly Partner Information Return is the 31st of October. The form is ready for completion here. This latest PIR covers the period 1st July to 30th September, and asks for the same data as the previous assessment – the reference copy and data transparency statement can be viewed below. Thank you as always for your help in completing the PIR.

Word Document Reference Copy:

Data Transparency Statement:

As mentioned in our earlier post, the data from the first Quarterly PIR has now been analysed, and a report is available to view here. If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the full dataset, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Latest Updates to the LG Inform Stats Tool

Check out the latest information available within the Local Government Association stats tool “LG Inform”, which is available to all staff in the Age UK Network.

The Local Government Association stats tool LG Inform is available to all staff in the Age UK Network, and can be registered for here. LG Inform regularly updates the information it holds, so please see below an update from the organisation on the latest available information in the tool. This includes mid-year population estimates for 2020 from ONS, recent boundary changes, and much more.

The latest updates from LG Inform:
  • In May our regular annual update of both powers & duties and records retention guidance was released and in June we completed our ‘Deep dive’ in to Children’s Services. The review was actively supported by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS). See here for more details.
  • Additionally, we continue to monitor and update for changes to associated powers & duties resulting from the Coronavirus legislation. Given the many changes this summer, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of this now and hope to conclude this in the coming weeks.
  • Our API tool kit and Data feed continues to be well used and an important aspect of our programme. The monthly amount of data in our data feed has increased to 10GB per month for subscribers and have two very good case studies showing examples of linking the LG Inform Plus database to software solutions such as MS Power BI and In Phase. The case study for Norfolk DC is here and Oldham MBC here.

Keeping LG Inform Plus relevant and up-to-date is key to our programme and the following changes on data and areas have been made so far:

  • Previously available in LG Inform, the mid-year population estimates for 2020 from ONS are now available at lower-level geographies, such as LSOA, MSOA and Ward, in LG Inform Plus reports. This link, to a ward level search in LG Inform Plus, shows you all the data items now available at that geography.
  • In May new areas including Wards, CCGs and Integrated Care systems, were added and can be used to view metrics in our LG Inform Plus reports. All wards that become operative following local elections on 6 May 2021 are now available and wherever possible, we’ve recalculated metrics for the new wards from their component areas. You may want to run reports on these so newly elected councillors can be brought up to speed with key data for their local areas.
  • There have been a number of other proposals on boundary changes this year. You can see the proposed parliamentary constituency boundary changes here. Also, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released new Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area boundaries, you can view them here.  And, we’ve also added the recently published proposed parliamentary constituencies for Wales for 2023 here.
  • In his statement of 21 July 2021 Robert Jenrick, the former Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, unveiled proposals for four new unitary councils across East Cumbria, West Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Somerset (combining existing unitary, county and/or district councils). These new boundary proposals are available in LG Inform Plus. To review the demographics of these new areas, users from subscribing organisations can see over 2,000 data items for the proposed boundaries, create new LG Inform Plus reports or link data directly to performance management software via our data tool.
  • Promoting open data publishing remains part of our work May saw the launch of an improved web site for Open Referral UK – the standard that provides consistent way of recording and sharing information about local government services. The website describes the advantages of applying the standard, steps to adoption and case studies from councils and suppliers who are using it. The Community Forum is the place to ask questions and share learning with others.

Future work:
  • Census data 2021. We are now planning for taking on board the Census 2021 during the Spring of 2022. Initial work has started and we aim to upload the new data as quickly as possible post its release from ONS.

Finally, we are always looking to improve the LG Inform Plus service and if you have suggestions for new reports, data items or additional functionality please contact us at lginformplus@local.gov.uk. For more information on what is covered by LG Inform Plus visit our training pages here or, for the API, see our help videos here.

Second Quarterly PIR Form now Live

The form for the second Quarterly PIR is now live and ready for completion between 1st and 31st October 2021.

A quick reminder that the next quarterly Partner Information Return is now live and ready for completion here. This latest PIR covers the period 1st July to 30th September, and will ask for the same data as the previous assessment – the reference copy and data transparency statement can be viewed below. The completion window for this form is between 1st – 31st October 2021. Thank you as always for your help.

Word Document Reference Copy:

Data Transparency Statement:

As mentioned in our post last week, the data from the first Quarterly PIR has now been analysed, and a report is available to view here. If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the full dataset, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Second Quarterly PIR Form now Available

The form for the second Quarterly PIR is now available for you to view ahead of the starting date of October 1st.

Many thanks to those of you who completed the first quarterly Partner Information Return (PIR) in July. The next quarterly PIR will cover the period 1st July to 30th September, and will ask for the same data as the previous assessment. The form for completion is now available for you to view here ahead of the October 1st starting date and the reference copy and data transparency statement can be viewed below. The completion window for this form is between 1st October 2021 and 31st October 2021.

Word Document Reference Copy:

Data Transparency Statement:

As mentioned in our post last week, the data from the first Quarterly PIR has now been analysed, and a report is available to view here. If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the full dataset, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Providing data analysis support to Partners

Age UK are setting up a programme that will provide support to Partners to help analyse your data. Find out how to get involved.

As you know, Age UKs collect data from delivering services to older people, their families, and carers which requires analysis on an almost daily basis. This allows Partners to report on these services, provide insight to understand service users and improve services. However, we are aware that for some Partners there either is not the capacity internally to do this analysis, or the access to software required to fully explore the data. Therefore, Age UK are setting up a programme that will provide support to Partners to help analyse your data. Full details can be found below.

Age UK are setting up a programme that will allow Partners to access support from Age UK to analyse their data.

This support will cover:

  • Statistical analysis of existing datasets, from small single-issue datasets to whole service or organisation datasets
  • Support to consider data collection, and plans to improve data collection
  • Provide support to plan analysis and embed analysis in day to day operations
  • Support to interpret and create action plans based on findings from analysis

If you are interested in taking part, or have any questions, please contact localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk. This offer is not time limited and will be available as a support offer until further notice.

In case you missed it: we posted earlier this week about a new template Data Privacy Impact Assessment resource which may also be of interest. Click here for further details.

Quarterly Partner Information Return Update

View a data report from the most recent Partner Information Return ahead of the launch of the next PIR on October 1st. Also find out how you can join a focus group to discuss the PIR.

Many thanks to those of you who completed the quarterly Partner Information Return (PIR) in July.  The data has now been analysed, and a report is available to view here.  If you have any questions, or would like a copy of the full dataset, please email localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk. The next quarterly PIR will open for completion on 1st October, and will ask for the same data as the previous one. The reference copy and the data transparency statement can be viewed below along with details on joining a focus group to discuss the PIR and next steps.

Data Transparency Statement:

We will be convening a group to discuss the Partner Information Return and next steps in mid-November, if you are interested in taking part please do let us know through localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk. Those of you who have let us know your interest already will be contacted shortly.

Reminder: Quarterly Partner Information Return available for completion by 31st July

A reminder that the deadline to submit the first Quarterly Partner Information Return is 31st July 2021.

This is a quick reminder that the deadline to complete the first Quarterly Partner Information Return is 31st July 2021 – thank you to all 57 Partners who have submitted your forms so far. The form you will need to complete covers the period 1st April 2021 – 30th June 2021 and is available here. View further details below, including a reference copy of the form and a data transparency statement.

What do I need to do?

We have previously posted about the move to a Quarterly Partner Information Return, which will replace the annual PIR format and the monthly assessments that were collected through 2020/21. 

Please complete this form by 31st July 2021. This form covers the period 1st April 2021 – 30th June 2021.

The reference copy to show how the form looks can be found below along with a Data Transparency Statement. If you have any questions please email: localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Next Steps

As we get feedback from you, and following the first quarterly return, we will be developing the roadmap for the rest of the year. If you want to be involved in this development please email: localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk

Quarterly Partner Information Return now available for completion

The new Quarterly Partner Information Return is now available for you to complete and return by 31st July 2021.

We previously posted about the move to a Quarterly Partner Information Return, which will replace the annual PIR format and the monthly assessments that were collected through 2020/21. The form you will need to complete for the first Quarterly Partnership Information Return is now available here. This form covers the period 1st April 2021 – 30th June 2021 and the deadline for completion is 31st July 2021. View further details below, including a reference copy of the form and a data transparency statement.

What do I need to do?

Please complete this form by 31st July 2021. This form covers the period 1st April 2021 – 30th June 2021

The reference copy to show how the form looks can be found below along with a Data Transparency Statement. If you have any questions please email: localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk.

Next Steps

As we get feedback from you, and following the first quarterly return, we will be developing the roadmap for the rest of the year. If you want to be involved in this development please email: localstatistics@ageuk.org.uk