What we’ve done this week
- Had a demo of the latest release of MiDoS (going ‘live’ nationwide in December) – the latest functionality seems to meet the needs of our initial end-users, organisations across the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and social prescribers (who will access the data held within the directory via the Elemental Digital Social Prescribing Platform). We’re starting to work out when we can test our hypothesis on this product.
- Caught up with colleagues at Newham Council and North East London Commissioning Support Unit to see their thoughts on MiDoS, how they’re using it currently and how we can work better together.
- Added five new voluntary bodies to the minimum viable directory. This brings us up to nearly 200 programmes and activities on the directory, many of which are within Well Street Common, our pilot Neighbourhood.
What’s on next week
- Exploring investment in digital upskilling across the voluntary care sector – we’re holding a problem statement workshop to help remind us all of what we’re trying to solve with regards to this specific element of the project. This will help inform the solutions and research we devise.
- Expanding the end-users of the minimum viable directory – we’re attending the Adult Social Care 3 Conversations team meeting to set up a small cohort of social workers onto it. This is staying true to our values: test, gather feedback, accept changes, learn and adapt accordingly.
- Buckinghamshire County Council is leading a project around standardising how data is captured, held and stored (read more here) – we’re introducing their digital team to the MiDoS team so we can explore this standard over coming weeks.
Today’s weeknotes are brought to you by Meg Dibb-Fuller, Product Owner on this project.