External event: Scottish Government: SIMD Training Event


SIMD is the official tool for finding areas of deprivation in Scotland.

This training event will allow people interested in tackling poverty, inequality and deprivation to use official statistics to idenitfy and evidence the problems in their area.

The training will consist of three sessions

  • SIMD Basics – how SIMD is built, the data that goes into SIMD and practical guidance in using the index
  • Use SIMD yourself – get to grips with using the data for communities in a practical exercise
  • SIMD Analysis – demonstrating some of the ways in which you can use SIMD to evidence issues in a community or neighbourhood