We were asked by:
Bristol City Council
to consider the digital gap of:
Organisations typically collect community service information within their own silos and using their own formats which makes it difficult to aggregate and re-use the data. This inevitably wastes time and money but it also means that the data is unreliable.
National and regional social prescribing and self-care initiatives are encouraging people to take up non-clinical services to improve residents’ health & well-being and to prevent, reduce, delay the need for more expensive longer-term care and support. It is imperative, for these initiatives to succeed, that they have reliable local service data.
Digital Gaps is developing an application which will empower the frontline crowd (residents, volunteers and workers) to collect local service information in an open data standard using a national category model of needs and circumstances ONCE so that MANY will benefit from consuming the open data that they can rely on.
Still in development but release date in June