Social Progress Index indicator consultation

Closed 3 Apr 2020

Opened 18 Mar 2020

Results expected 10 Apr 2020

Feedback expected 17 Apr 2020


Surrey County Council, in partnership with other organisation across the county, is developing a social progress index to measure inclusive growth of our communities. Following a workshop on the 3rd of March, we have produced a long list of indicators which we need to priorites into a final short-list that best reflects our ambitions for the county and it's residents.

Why We Are Consulting

The workshop on the 3rd March was an opportunity for colleagues from a range of partner organisations to come together and discuss what we want to achieve, what our expectations and goals are, and what are the most pressing social issues for our residents.

Colleagues considered what defines social progress by answering a set of questions across three dimensions - Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity - to build a list of potential indicators that represents a shared vision of the county we want to build and measure. 

The workshop generated a long list of over 300 possible indicators and we are consulting to find prioritise which indicators to include.

We will also be cross-reference the list with our strategic priorities and outcomes frameworks to ensure there is alignment.


  • All Areas


  • Councillors, MPs
  • CSF staff
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • SCC staff
  • District and borough council staff
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector organisations
  • Adults Social Care staff


  • Policy