After a bit of a break, it’s useful to recap what’s happened before and why. So here’s a reminder of our problem statement.
In the last sprint of 2019 we:
Started to explore investment in digital upskilling across voluntary and care services in the borough.
Interviewed and surveyed organisations operating within the Well Street Common Neighbourhood to test the assumption that they will add to and update a single directory; and to get an idea of their digital confidence or any gaps in their skills.
Extended the minimum viable directory (currently a spreadsheet) to social prescribers, Hackney Adult Social Care 3 Conversations, Job Centre employment advisors, sexual health nurses and physiotherapists.
Ran a naming exercise, and we’re pleased to announce the new name of Finding support services near you that, in just a few words, encapsulates the point of the project rather than the underlying technology. This will replace the Directory of Services name in future weeknotes. If you want to learn more about the importance of naming projects, read here.
Analysing the results of the survey and interviews with voluntary and care organisations, feeding back next time.
Transferring the data held within the minimum viable DoS spreadsheet into MiDoS and trialling with end-users within Well Street Common (including social prescribers, social workers, employment advisors, voluntary and care organisations and residents).
Continuing to gather feedback, adapt and test again.
Implementing the standardised voluntary and care services and local authority data structure led by Buckinghamshire County Council. Click here for an example of how this is being piloted by the Local Government Association (LGA).
Running a workshop to define the verification process and standard for organisations that want to be featured in the directory.
These weeknotes were originally written by team member Lucy Clifton.
As we come to the last two weeks of the current contract with Made Tech we’re on schedule for delivering ETRA and making sure we’re in a good place to carry on with the next phase.
Housing Digital Strategy
We’re not 100% what the next phase for Manage a Tenancy is going to consist of at the moment. This is partly due to the internal consultation that’s just started for the new Housing Digital Strategy being organised by Jasmeen. This is going to include lots of opportunity for discussions with people in the Housing team as to how we can best move forwards.
This is a 30 minute recording of the first of those workshops.
We’re happy to announce that ITV is now live for Housing Officers to use! Lorraine has created a training video for it.