Financial Inclusion and Poverty Research
The work on Financial Inclusion in Leeds City Council started in 2003 with a major research study into financial exclusion. For more information on the team and its work, please visit www.leeds.gov.uk/fi
The team works on research and evidence led initiatives around tackling high cost lending, reducing debt levels and increasing financial resilience of the poorest citizens and communities in the city, and problem gambling. To access research studies commissioned by the Financial Inclusion team, please click on the links below:
2011: Improving Public Health through Income Maximisation – Best Practice Guide to Commissioning Advice Services
2010: Financial exclusion since 2004
Problem Gambling Research in Leeds
In April 2016 Leeds City Council commissioned Leeds Beckett University to undertake research into the extent of problem gambling in Leeds and to better understand the current support systems that are in place to assist those affected. This research is now being used to improve the support available to those affected by gambling related harm and increase awareness of the issue. To download the research click the links below:
Young People and Gambling
Using national and local survey data, the reports below provide an analysis of young people’s experience of gambling. The gambling related questions were part of the wider Leeds My School My Health survey, which can be accessed in full on the Leeds data mill https://datamillnorth.org/dataset/my-health-my-school-survey. To view the gambling related analysis please click the links below.
Mapping Resource to Understanding Local Areas in Leeds.
A mapping tool to provide analysis on publicly available data, to help assess and understand the needs and strengths in local areas. This mapping tool provides analysis on publicly available data sets, to allow for ward and small geography comparisons to city wide averages. In addition to key data indicators relating to poverty and financial inclusion, we have mapped local community venues and assets such as Council Community Hubs, Schools, Advice Services, Job Centres, and more. The map can be over layered against the range of indicators to help assess and understand the needs and strengths of each local area