Cross-local government user research

This discovery explores user research in local government and whether its results can be used by other councils. User research is an important piece of work to inform decision making […]

Processing revenues and benefits data

Every council in the country is required to process Revenue and Benefits data, either in-house or using an outsourced model. This discovery explores if there’s a need to build a […]

Improving code-sharing between councils (Discovery)

Before this discovery began, Brighton and Croydon Councils had already successfully managed to share code to help them develop their Drupal-based websites. They joined up with Bracknell Forest and Oxford […]

Predictive modelling for children’s social care

Suffolk County Council is leading an alpha project with Cambridgeshire County Council and Norfolk County Council, exploring the use of predictive modelling to understand future demand for children’s social care, […]

Improving data and evidence on children in care

An update on the progress of this project In February 2021, this project received £250,000 of follow-on funding to continue their work. Building on the prototype developed in the previous […]

Exploring data for Early Help service heads

Early Help (EH) services support families with issues including domestic violence, substance misuse, mental health problems, poverty, family issues and others. EH services act before problems escalate and builds good […]

Reducing invalid planning applications

Every year, councils receive thousands of planning submissions. Application validation and invalid applications represent a common problem for all of them. The alpha project aims to come up with a […]