A spring like hello to everyone
As part of the warp and weft of our ongoing research there are a few stand out changes we felt worthy of a mention.
Local Government Re-organisation.
In April this year there are some Local Authority organisational changes taking place. 5 new councils are being created to replace 15 current councils across Dorset, Somerset and Suffolk. In Somerset and Suffolk these are three pairs of Non Met Districts Councils merging to create single larger entities. In Dorset, the County Council and it’s Districts along with 2 current Unitaries merging into 2 new unitary councils to cover all of Dorset. To see a table of the new and old councils, please click here – https://www.oscar-research.co.uk/documents/LocalGovtChanges19.pdf
MP’s and general Brexit machinations
As per significant media coverage; there has been a bit of movement with Members of Parliament. With resignations and notably changes of political affiliation away from mainstream parties to Indy [sic] and other shuffling. We are reflecting these changes in the live Oscar database as we go. We might of course expect a few more twists and turns before and after the end of March! – for those consuming this dataset, regular updates come recommended…
New Data Driven Reports
We are pleased to launch 2 new data reports, details as follows:
The Schools report is driven by our own live Schools database. Providing a dynamic control panel with filters by combinations of School type, size, name, funding status, parent body and area. Including live counts and graphical chart visualisations and Ofsted results across various areas and parent organisations.
The Care Homes report is driven by our own live Care Homes and Groups database. Providing a dynamic control panel with filters by combinations of Home type, size, name, funding status, parent body and area. Including live counts and graphical chart visualisations.
(Those with corresponding database subscriptions can have these reports added to their customer area free of charge.)
That’s probably about it for the moment and will be back to wax lyrical on the latest goings on in Oscar and across our cherished Public Services.
Best regards to everyone
James and all at Oscar.