Predictive Analytics

You may have heard about predictive analytics – but what does this mean for those of us who are shaping or delivering services for vulnerable people? Let’s start with some definitions: The term ‘predictive analytics’ is used for assessing large quantities …

Data on the road

Over the last two months a few of us from the national Troubled Families’ team along with our colleagues from Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have hit the road and held data analysis workshops for Troubled Families data leads across …

Proving the worth of early help

Why focus on Cost Benefit Analysis? In Greater Manchester we have seen first-hand how important a robust approach to evaluation and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) is in supporting effective decision making, particularly where Local Authorities and partner organisations are investing …