Kentish Town Community Centre

How to make life easier for visitors at the same time as collecting valuable data to shape community services

Part of our Data Journey's research case study series, with Think Social Tech.

May 2023


We need data to know who's using our centre but more importantly who we're not serving - making a case for a call to action.



Kentish Town Community Centre is an innovative building in the heart of Kentish Town, providing a foodbank service alongside indoor social, exercise and wellbeing activities.

They also provide spaces which people can hire for fitness sessions, birthday parties and meetings.


Data approach

In order for people to access community projects, they developed a simple registration form.

This was linked to a QR code, allowing people to access services without needing to sign in and complete the same form every time.

This has allowed them to map demand against indices of multiple deprivation and better target service provision.

Here's a video outlining their data approach:

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Or email manager Sarah Hoyle at Kentish Town Community Centre about this case study.