Vital Signs is research produced annually in various regions of the UK to act as a guide to local charitable giving by measuring social trends and issues. Vital Signs uses existing research and combines this with a community consultation, to gain a fuller picture of the issues in particular regions.

Understanding needs and issues in a community is the first step to being able to solve them. This is what the Vital Signs programme does. It measures the social temperature of different cities and communities across the UK to uncover the areas that need the most help.

Vital Signs is not just based on government statistics – it also looks at the needs and attitudes of local communities. Beyond numbers and statistics, Vital Signs can also help us understand what the implications of the findings are.

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