Wellbeing & Resilience on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton


Social Life, a new social enterprise set up by the Young Foundation, has carried out an initial assessment of wellbeing and resilience on the Moorlands Estate in Brixton to help inform Brixton Green’s understanding of their impact on the wider neighbourhood around the proposed Brixton Green site.

“People felt it would be good for the Moorlands community if the Brixton Green initiative was developed, as it could bring employment opportunities with it and encourage social cohesion.”

The project revealed a number of key aspects of the area including:

  • Wellbeing and resilience are low amongst the residents of Moorlands estate, relative to the national average.
  • The indicators that were higher than average, indicating assets within the community, include a high level of belonging, of being able to overcome difficulties, and stopping and talking to neighbours.
  • High crime levels, and high fear of crime and gang related violence, impact negatively on people’s wellbeing and quality of life. This will be no news to residents of the estate.

To see the full report, please click the link below:

Moorlands Estate WARM Report September 2012 – Social Life

Figure 1: Key wellbeing indicators for Moorlands and Loughborough Park, against national trends: