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Exploring the role of digital technology in restoring local neighbourhood support networks to tackle the epidemic of loneliness and disconnected communities.

We would like to explore the issue of disconnected communities and the associated problems of loneliness and lacking local support networks. These issues affect many residents, but particular older people, carers, people with disabilities and people with mental ill health. Loneliness and disconnected communities are linked to a range of…

Exploring the use of real-time Business Intelligence (BI) within a planning department to better inform decision making

The purpose of planning is to ensure that the right development happens in the right place at the right time, benefitting communities, the economy and the environment. Large quantities of data are recorded during the planning process, but this data is usually retrospective, difficult to access, interpret and use in…

Exploring the use of smart phone reward programmes as a method of reducing levels of air pollution in the Berkshire area, through encouraging increased physical activity and sustainable travel

In Bracknell Forest and surrounding local authorities, levels of exercise are comparatively better than the regional and national average. Despite this, there are two key Public Health Outcome Indicators which have been identified as areas requiring improvement; air pollution and the percentage of adults who are walking for travel at…

Exploring the use of video calling appointments to improve the efficiency, accessibility and effectiveness of customer services through face-to-face communication.

This project aims to allow councils, through video calling, to gain the benefits of face-to-face communication without the traditional associated costs. When redeveloping its website in 2015, AVDC found that costs for managing customer interactions stood at £0.17 per website visit, £5 per phone call and up to £14 per face-to-face visit.…

Exploring the user needs for mobile working so that common service design patterns to improve productivity and efficiency can be developed for use by the sector.

Across all local authorities there are significant numbers of staff spending their time out of the office. These staff rely on systems which create as many barriers to doing an effective job as they solve. These include time spent on basic administrative tasks, finding and carrying around paper case notes,…

Exploring the value from sharing different data sets so that we can efficiently generate actionable insight.

In order to tackle public sector wide problems like the increasing cost of social care and health and the lack of affordable housing or jobs councils need to switch from reactive / broad brush approaches to targeted actions often in the preventative space. In order to do this we need to understand…

Exploring the value of open-source practices and communities so that local authorities may benefit from shared, reusable technical capabilities

Open source communities and practices in technology have been around since the early 1960s with many academics distributing free and open software to encourage and support openness and co-operation. As many will already be aware, some of the most well known software and organisations on the planet are founded on…

Exploring the value off outbound communications to citizens based on their life events and situation so that we prevent situations developing into crisis.

Residents that are embedded into a community are less likely to have a bad situation develop into crisis and are more able to draw on support from sources other than the council. This has been proven time and again and is the reason behind the desire to develop community resilience.…

Exploring using people counters and GPS technology to improve security in the Parks (secure, safe parks for our communities) and reduce costs associated with anti-social behaviour and vandalism.

It is well known that all local authorities suffer at the hands of vandalism and anti-social behaviour within our parks and play areas. This puts a strain on our budgets and affects the local community. There is a rising problem of anti-social behaviour in our towns and cities with large…

Exploring ways to record children and young people's health data electronically to reduce cost, both financially and socially.

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead own an organisation called Achieving for Children. Achieving for Children  is contracted to deliver statutory children's social services on behalf of the three Local Authorities.    Through consultations…