Community Mapping - Building Empowered & Resilient Communities

A Talk by Jaki King
CEO & Founder, If Everyone Cares CIC

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Research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), commissioned by Eden Project initiative The Big Lunch and funded by the Big Lottery, showed that: Disconnected communities could be costing society £32 billion a year. It also revealed the annual cost to public services of social isolation and disconnected communities, including:

Demand on health services: £5.2 billion (equal to the cost of building 70 new Specialist Emergency Care hospitals )

Demand on policing: £205 million (equal to the median yearly salary of 6584 police officers)

Disconnected communities are also linked to a loss of productivity, with a net cost to the economy of nearly £12 billion every year.

Join the founder of, the UK’s first growing network of connected area-based, or niche based, community maps - 'Out of The Box', to explore the many ways in which community mapping can help to not only reduce this but also empower people and support the growth of more resilient communities by ‘joining the dots’.

Across the UK there are over 150k charities and even more community groups & projects that provide critical support & opportunities to connect with others. Yet, believe it or not, too often it’s easier to find a restaurant on Google Maps, as there is no central hub that brings this information together. Meaning that information is dis-jointed, incomplete and often out date. Community Mapping is about connecting people and communities with the support, opportunities and awareness of resources available to them within their local area. Working together to build more resilient communities.

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