As part of my work on data-driven storytelling I have been working with the charity Inspired Youth and a group of care experienced young people. Part of this has been exploring the data on care leavers, the different support provided by Local Authorities, and other contextual data.
The other side of the work has been talking with the young people and finding out about their experiences and thinking about the different stories that emerge from this distinct sources. We are developing a short film that combines these personal testimonies with local government datasets to create engaging and accessible insights into this complex landscape. It’s something of an experiment and a new mode through which I am exploring the tensions between qualitative and quantitative data.