Data Capital podcast: can data help families in Edinburgh escape poverty?

In the second episode of Data Capital, we examine how data is supporting families in the Edinburgh city region suffering from poverty and social isolation.

A new project, the Intensive Family Support Service, is harnessing data to ensure the benefits of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal - especially new job opportunities - are fairly spread throughout society.

Sarah Galey-Horn of the University of Edinburgh discusses how the new project is seeking out great examples of family support, and how that brilliant work is being shared across the city region.

She is joined by Kate Kelman of the Capital City Partnership and Laura Millar from Fife Gingerbread to explain how data is used and how expertise is pooled to make the lives of families across the city region better.

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They also explore how the pandemic has changed their approach to helping families - from Fife Gingerbread organising coffee evenings for lone parents on Zoom to tackle social isolation, to ensuring that those at risk of addictions can access supportive social networks online.

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