The Indices of Deprivation 2007 and the Working Neighbourhoods Fund

12th May 2009.

The changing focus of neighbourhood renewal has been supplemented by the new Indices of Deprivation 2007, the official measure of local authority and Super Output Area level deprivation. The purpose of this briefing paper is to highlight the theory behind and the key findings of the 2007 Indices of Deprivation; to explain the new Working Neighbourhoods Fund and to highlight its allocations and to critique the Indices of Deprivation method and the Working Neighbourhoods Fund allocations.