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Social Capital Surveys in Hull


Documents

Summary information is given within Hull JSNA Toolkit: Mental Health and Learning Disabilities with full details including a summary within the main Social Capital reports:

Social Capital Survey 2009 Main Report
Social Capital Survey 2004 Main Report
Social Capital Survey 2004 Brief Report
Social Capital Survey 2004 Brief Summary

Two Social Capital Surveys have been conducted in Hull during 2004 and 2009, but the Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys conducted during 2007 and 2011-12 have also included some information on social capital. Two of the Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys have included questions on feelings of safety.

Social capital information is also given at ward level in the JSNA Hull Atlas.

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Background

Social capital examines feelings of safety when walking around after dark in the community, civic engagement, neighbourliness, social networks and social support. It is argued that improved social capital can have a positive influence on the mental health and well-being of the people living in the community. However, it should also be noted that there can sometimes be a negative effect with improved social capital such as social networks which, for example, lead to easier access to smuggled tobacco or drugs, peer-pressure to continue smoking or eating a poor diet. There are different types of social capital. Bonding social capital is narrow and more internal, and relates to immediate families, close friends and neighbours. Bridging social capital is wider and more external, and relates to looser ties, associated with more diverse relationships such as those with colleagues, acquaintances and other communities.

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Asset Approach

The asset approach in relation to social capital is also discussed within the JSNA Toolkit.

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2009 Social Capital Survey

Quota sampling was undertaken in these surveys. People (aged 16+ years) were approached by knocking on their doors and asking if they would be willing to take part in the survey. A total of 4,057 participated in the survey.

Social Capital Survey 2009 Main Report (275 pages)
Social Capital Survey 2009 Questionnaire (16 pages)

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2004 Social Capital Survey

Quota sampling was undertaken in these surveys. People (aged 16+ years) were approached by knocking on their doors and asking if they would be willing to take part in the survey. A total of 4,002 participated in the survey.

Social Capital Survey 2004 Main Report (214 pages)
Social Capital Survey 2004 Brief Report (48 pages)
Social Capital Survey 2004 Brief Summary (12 pages)
Social Capital Survey 2004 Questionnaire (10 pages)

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Health and Lifestyle Surveys

Two of the Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys have included questions on feelings of safety.

Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2012 Main Report (205 pages)
Young People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2008 Main Report (183 pages)

The 2007 and 2011-12 Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys have included a subset of the social capital questions including feelings of safety, being well-informed about local area, feeling of being able to influence local decisions, involvement in local organisations, trust, frequency of speaking to family, friends and neighbours, and social support. The 2011-12 BME report included Gypsy and Travellers.

Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2014 Main Report (604 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report (205 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 Main Report (183 pages)
Adult Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (319 pages)
BME Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (264 pages)
Gypsy and Traveller Health and Lifestyle Survey 2007 Main Report (64 pages)

The Veterans' Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 included information on frequency of speaking to family, friends and neighbours, and social support.

Veterans' People Health and Lifestyle Survey 2009 Main Report (32 pages)

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Other Surveys

You might also be interested in details of the Adult Health and Lifestyle Surveys, Young People Health and Lifestyle Surveys and Qualitative Research.

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