How to use the map

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What is IMD?

The Index of Multiple Deprivation, commonly known as the IMD, is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas in England. It is the most widely used of the Indices of Deprivation.

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What do the icons mean?

We’ve grouped the ministries listed to roughly match the categories of the IMD. The only exception is Food & Community which together make up ‘Living Environment’ on the IMD.

Crime: Organisations working to alleviate the consequences of crime.

Education: Organisations working to educate children and adults across diverse community backgrounds.

Housing: Organisations aiming to relieve homelessness across the UK.

Food: From food banks to school lunch provision, these are organisations offering a space to chat and eat.

Debt: Ministries offering debt and financial advice to families, the homeless and venerable individuals.

Health: These organisations are offering help with addiction, self-destructive behaviour and supporting community healthcare needs.

Employment: Organisations working to alleviate unemployment and offer training to help people into jobs.

Community: These are organisations and ministries offering community programme such as mum’s and tot’s groups, safe places to chat and so much more.

What do the colours mean?

The Indices provide a set of relative measures of deprivation ranking every small area from the most to least deprived. To make the map easier to read, we highlighted the bottom 5 and 10 percent.

Bottom 5%
Bottom 10%

Buttons and toggles

Use the layer toggle button to combine or isolate the different IMD indicators. If the option is highlighted in blue that means it is displayed on the map.

Note:This toggle only works for England, as IMD are calculated differently across the UK.

Use the search box on the top left to enter a street name or post code

You can also use the GPS button on the top right of the map to fly to your location (not available on iOS).

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Get on the map

Are you a ministry or missionary actively working in the UK’s most disadvantaged communities but can't find yourself on the Proximity Network map? Head to the contribute page to add your ministry's details and we will review and make changes once a quarter.