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Luton Borough Council

Luton’s Social Progress Index (SPI)


In conjunction with the Social Progress Imperative, we've developed Luton’s first social progress index (SPI) at ward level. This allows us to better understand our residents' needs.

Where you live has an impact on your quality of life and, in return, on your contribution to making your community a better place.

The SPI enables us to build an understanding of what's happening at ward level, so we can have conversations with communities about what's making a difference to people's lives.

The SPI is made up of three parts:

  • basic human needs
  • foundations of wellbeing
  • opportunity

Each part then contains groups of indicators that provide an accurate insight into how each ward is doing. An overall SPI score (nearer to 100 is better) shows:

  • how wards compare to each other
  • if progress is being made year on year

You can use the SPI to see how your ward is performing.

It can also be used by charities, businesses and other organisations in Luton to see what’s working well and what’s not. This will help them to do better, and more, in the areas that need attention. In doing so, this supports our Luton 2040 ambition to make Luton a town where everyone can thrive.

Contact us

For further information about Luton’s SPI contact the Business Intelligence team: [email protected].

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