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Vital Signs 2017

Vital Signs MK 2017

Vital Signs MK is an annual publication designed to round up the most current research on the communities of Milton Keynes and present it in an easy-to-read format. Vital Signs points to our strengths and to the challenges we face as a city. 

This year our Vital Signs Research focuses on | Disadvantage and Poverty | Health and Wellbeing | Mental Health | Crime and Safety | Economy |


Vital Thinking Events

MK Community Foundation recognises the importance of building new and stronger partnerships in order to better address the challenges outlined in our Vital Signs reports. In the years to come, we will be exploring new opportunities for partnership working and investigating our options for supporting positive change in our community, including encouraging others to pursue collaborations and joined up strategic programmes.

To this end, MK Community Foundation will continue our series of Vital Thinking events in collaboration with our local partners and community groups. Alongside our work on mental health, we plan to launch a new series of Vital Thinking workshops that will focus on disadvantage and poverty, including understanding what we can do, as a community, to address the causes and impacts of these issues on our city’s residents.

Take a look at just a few Vital Statistics from the report or download your own PDF version here

Disadvantage and Poverty



Health and Wellbeing



Mental Health




Crime and Safety






To download this year’s Vital Signs extended version with many more statistics and links to all of the sources of the original research click here

Vital Signs MK reports from previous years: