This Sunday, Derbyshire Live will release the first part of a four-part investigation into deprivation in Derby.
Speaking with some of the city’s key players, this detailed investigation deals with the impact of deprivation on health; the effect of low-quality housing, lack of transport and education on livelihoods; and the rise in difficulties being experienced by our least-well-off communities in the past 18 months.
The first story will be in print on Monday, August 9 and on our website on Sunday evening but to read it first you’ll need to sign up for the Derbyshire Live newsletter.
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The investigation was inspired by new statistics from the Office for National Statistics which showed an alarming gap in income deprivation between Derby’s most and least deprived communities.
It also showed that these deprived communities, largely in the Normanton, Pear Tree and Rose Hill areas of the city, are the most deprived in Derbyshire.
Talking with leaders we found that this is an issue that, for many, is uncomfortable to acknowledge or discuss, but one which must be tackled and taken seriously.
Officials are eager for the pandemic to be seen as the prime opportunity to put in place actions that will lead to significant and long-lasting change.
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