Housing data interventions
TPXimpact, DLUHC and seven Local authorities TPXimpact
This project sees DLUHC take a critical technology stewardship role in fixing UK social housing management systems. Acting as convenors, funding discovery work and staffing an in-house team, they have diagnosed the systemic challenges causing social housing providers to use suboptimal technology. They are now co-designing interventions with local authorities, housing associations, suppliers and others. Their goal is to cut across organisational silos that have caused the industry to become dependent on siloed systems, and to identify corrective measures. Over the last 12 months, they’ve started to identify and co-design data interventions with those who’ll have to use them. They’re working on the open at bit.ly/opentools4housing and are on course to help housing services adopt modern, resilient data infrastructure. This will help services to understand the state of their housing stock, better meet residents’ needs, and plan resources based on accurate information.
BERRI is a digital toolset that can identify, track and support the psychological needs of children, providing individualised reports to advise their carers. It assesses needs across the domains of Behaviour, Emotional-wellbeing, Relationships, Risk and Indicators of underlying conditions for children and young people aged from 4 to 21. BERRI can then compare the level and pattern of scores to those of thousands of other children, to produce individualised advice on how to support them. This is a giant step forward compared to paper measures that take clinician time to score and interpret.
Emerging Technology Team - Simply Readable
Swindon Borough Council
While the world’s been using Generative AI (GenAI) to help them manage their jobs and businesses more efficiently, Swindon Borough Council have been focusing on how GenAI can be used for positive societal impact. In a brilliant collaboration with a group of local Swindon residents who are Experts by Experience of a Learning Disability, Swindon Borough Council, supported by AWS have harnessed the power of Generative AI to aid independence for the learning disability community. "Simply Readable" is an innovative co-created solution that converts complex documents into the accessible Easy Read format. This project is not just about technology; it's about making a real impact in people's lives and Swindon are open-sourcing this solution, license-free, worldwide, enabling "Simply Readable" to redefine accessibility for an inclusive world.