We recognise that the current economic climate is particularly challenging for young people. Whilst traditional employment opportunities are decreasing, young people are increasingly more prepared to take risks, embrace digital technology, and consider entrepreneurial employment opportunities. This is why we’ve started developing Task Squad.
About 15 people came together to look at various aspects of Bristol data as part of a HackReduce session at the weekend (South West Big Data). Here’s some charts showing life expectancy at birth gathered from Open Data released by Bristol council. The data was fetched from data.bristol.gov.uk and the Python code I used to generate the charts is included as a link in the results. more >
The welfare reforms planned for April 2013 are a big upheaval. For housing associations this could mean rent loss, increasing arrears and constraints on future income growth.
In order to avert these risks, landlords will need to better understand their tenants. Resource allocation will have to be more targeted and more business intelligence (e.g. customer profiling) will be needed.
As not all tenants will be affected in the same way, housing associations will need to have in place improved systems for sharing information and identifying those who need help.