In order to determine the level of deprivation within the coalfield communities throughout England, Scotland and Wales, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust commissioned the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research at Sheffield Hallam University to create an independent report.

As expected, the State of the Coalfield Report made for uncomfortable reading, reiterating that the communities sat below the national average against almost every indices. In particular employment, skills and health were consistently low, reinforcing the ongoing challenges that need to be addressed.

Using the data collated from the State of the Coalfields Report, we set the foundations for an ongoing strategy that we now have in place with specific targets that we work towards.

If you would like to learn more about the findings from the State of the Coalfields Report then please click on the image of the document below: