Understanding Denaby Main

To understand what we hope to achieve through Well Doncaster we must first understand how and why Well Doncaster is focusing in Denaby Main.

Hot Spot Analysis

To identify Output Areas (OAs) that are, potentially, making high demands on local services, locally available data was collected to reflected deprivation, health services, crime and the take-up of benefits.

Indicators utilised to identify Doncaster hot spot areas:

  • The deprivation indicator (QS119) draws on data from the 2011 census and reflects areas with low employment, poor education outcomes, high levels of disability, poor health, and poor quality accommodation.
  • The use of health services was measured using A&E attendances and emergency admissions to hospital.
  • Crime was measured using total reported crime, and benefits using total ‘out-of-work’ benefit recipients.

The OAs in Doncaster were put in rank order of need and prioritised using the following criteria:

  • Concentrating this programme in ward areas with a high proportion of Troubled Families activity would allow us to utilise existing MDT approaches and evaluate how the 2 programmes link together.
  • Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) was considered to be a gap in stage 1. It was agreed to focus Well Doncaster activity on ward areas with a high proportion of ASB.
  • Limited Young People support
  • The use of limited Health Assets includes ward areas that have limited GP Practices, Dentists and Pharmacy’s.
  • Limited Housing Support/Specialist Provision
  • Limited Community Assets
  • Limited previous funding schemes
  • The ‘Diverse Community’ criteria draw upon data from the Census 2011 and reflect wards where the residents were born in outside the UK.

From this process Denaby Main was selected as the area of focus and here is why:


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For more information on the Hot Spot Analysis open Well Doncaster Hot Spot Methodology


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