Understanding the Scottish local economic impact of Covid-19

The Improvement Service has developed a dashboard entitled, Understanding the Scottish local impact of Covid-19. This tool summarises the publically available data relating to the current economic impact of Covid-19. It shows, at a Scottish local authority level, the current uptake of government support including;

  • The Coronovarius Job Retention Scheme – Employments Furloughed
  • The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS)
  • Unemployment benefit claims
  • The COVID Business Support Grant Fund

This will be of interest to local authorities and other partners in understanding the economic impact in their local area and how this compares to other areas. Data will be updated as it becomes available.

Click here to access the dashboard

 

A Menu for Change

A Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, and managed by Oxfam Scotland, Poverty Alliance, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and Nourish Scotland. The project aims to reduce the need for emergency food aid by ensuring people across Scotland get the cash, rights and food they need before they are in crisis.

Since July 2017, the project has been working intensively in Levenmouth in Fife to support public and third sector services to move away from using emergency food aid as the primary response to food crisis.

Read the full report including suggestions for how stakeholders in Fife could continue to reduce the need for emergency food aid here.

Covid-19 Wider Impacts Dashboard

KnowFife knowledge resources have been updated to include a link to Public Health Scotland’s new dashboard as follows-:

The COVID-19 pandemic has wider impacts on individuals’ health, and their use of healthcare services, than those that occur as the direct result of infection. Public Health Scotland has published an information tool which provides an overview of changes in health and use of healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, drawing on a range of national data sources. You can access the COVID-19 wider impacts dashboard using the hyperlink below.

We are providing information on different topics as quickly as we can, given the different time lags that apply to different national data sources. For example, Public Health Scotland receives information on patients attending Accident & Emergency within days; but there can be a delay of at least six weeks before we receive detailed information on patients discharged from hospital after having a baby.

Depending on the topic being looked at, information will be shown for patients in different age groups; for males and females; and for people living in areas with different levels of material deprivation. Information is also shown for different locations across Scotland, such as NHS board areas.

This tool will be updated weekly. New releases will be published at the same time as the Public Health Scotland COVID-19 weekly report for Scotland and is part of a range of data being published by Public Health Scotland.

If you have any questions relating to the data presented please contact: phs.covid19analytics@nhs.net.

SIMD2020v2 vs. SIMD16 – Interactive StoryMap

An interactive swipe tool has been developed which allows us to see how the SIMD rankings for Fife neighbourhoods have changed from the 2016 SIMD to the 2020v2 SIMD. The rankings include areas such as the overall rank for the neighbourhood in Fife and also, how it ranks for other things such as Housing and Employment.

Click on the link to take a look: Interactive StoryMap

This post and the storymap have been revised as per the SIMD2020v2 revision.

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation – SIMD2020v2 Maps

Maps for Fife and for each of the 7 areas showing the overall most deprived are available to download -:

The above maps have been re-produced following the SIMD2020v2 revision.