Suffolk’s public service organisations believe that a shared and high-quality evidence base enables better decision making to improve the lives of Suffolk residents. The Suffolk Office of Data & Analytics (SODA) has been set up as a collective endeavour between Suffolk public service organisations to:

  • Make better use of data to generate new insights into public services and the needs they serve
  • Apply these insights to improve policy and service design and delivery

SODA will achieve this through:

  • Joining up and analysing data from multiple sources, including internal data from Suffolk’s public service organisations, its partners and nationally available data
  • Ensuring that data-sharing is lawful and appropriate
  • Applying robust analytical techniques and synthesising data to generate insight

The public service organisations behind SODA are:

  • Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council
  • East Suffolk Council
  • Ipswich Borough Council
  • Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System
  • Suffolk Constabulary
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Suffolk Council