Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
A poverty profile is most commonly understood to be a
description of the character of poverty among a population, often
using qualitative and quantitative information to describe overall
rates and traits of poverty. Poverty profiling can be a useful tool
as poverty affects different communities of interest in different
ways. They are most effective when the indicators are robust, the
whole community of interest is involved in producing them and when
it is more than a collection of figures describing poverty.
Poverty profiles should:
Systematically identify and gather information
Poverty profiles should aspire to:
Be of value - an implementation, communication and dissemination
strategy should be an integral part of the process
On this page you can access a paper on how to put together a
poverty profile which contains a suggested template on how to go
about it. You can also access links to resources on how other
places have put together their poverty profiles.
Example of a Poverty Profile:
A Rough Guide to Participatory Poverty Assessment. An Introduction
to Theory and Practice.