What is Vital Signs?
In order to respond and support the needs of communities across South Yorkshire, we produce and publish our detailed Vital Signs report every 3 years. The research provides a thought-provoking snapshot into the current facts and priorities that need to be addressed to increase the strength, resilience and growth of the region.
This report is not a moment in time, but a piece of research that enables long-term targeted support to our communities most in need.
South Yorkshire's Top Priorities for Action
The top four priorities for action detailed in our 2021 Vital Signs report demonstrate the interlinking nature of society’s biggest problems and how a coordinated effort from all stakeholders is needed to effect change.
Listening to communities across South Yorkshire through community surveys, focus groups and using a combination of local knowledge and official research data to measure the vitality of a community, the four needs have been identified as:
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Community groups prioritising the important issues
Focusing on the top four priorities, we are able to use the Vital Signs research to direct targeted interventions to communities and issues where they are most needed.
South Yorkshire's Community Foundation launched a dedicated themed programme around Employment and Employability for people aged 14-30, titled 'Moving On Up'. The dedicated programme aimed to inspire the next generation through increasing the opportunities through which to gain valuable skills and break down barriers to employment.
Previous Vital Signs Reports
If you would like to know more about our Vital Signs reports, please get in touch with our Philanthropy Coordinator, Rachael.