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Transforming justice sector digitally

MAKE TIME COUNT TODAY

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Make Time Count Today is a Social Enterprise driving innovation and resilience in the Justice Sector, where our digital solution "will revolutionise UK Policing". Working and co-designing with multiple Police Forces and Service Providers, we have already been able to demonstrate positive social impact in early diversion opportunities, preventing reoffending.
Our mission is to reduce reoffending, transform the way that police work and how offenders are managed and make a positive difference to the lives of victims and communities. We reinvest 51% of profits to support vulnerable people start businesses and encourage those businesses to share our vision, thus creating a resilient ecosystem of support.
What they have said about us:
"Game-changer": London Probation
"A project of immense societal value": InnovateUK
"Revolutionise Policing in this country": Police Project Sponsor
We are winners of:
-InnovateUK Grant x 2
-Police Innovation Award
-Best Digital Transformation Product 2022

Housing data interventions

TPXimpact, DLUHC and seven Local authorities TPXimpact

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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.

LEDS,

Home Office,DDaT

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There is a clear and urgent need, to modernise how law enforcement consumes national data to better meet its operational needs now and into the future. Criminality operates across force boundaries. Effective national information sharing and exploitation, is key to better crime prevention and safeguarding. Resilience, support, and security risks are growing for this critical service. It must be replaced to avoid a serious impact on law enforcement. Current law enforcement practice could not effectively function without the services that PNC provides.
The programme’s aim is to deliver products that meet the current and future needs of law enforcement using technology and solutions that will allow them to evolve and adapt as these changes over time. LEDS will deliver substantial benefits achieved by enabling greater efficiency and effectiveness in law enforcement agencies.

Environmental, Social and Geopolitical insights Tool

7 Satya

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7 Satya is a UK-based SaaS technology company on a mission to provide businesses and investors as real-time as possible global location-based environmental, social and geopolitical risk insights on where they operate, invest, and source supplies.

Carbon Planner

NatWest

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NatWest Carbon Planner is a free digital tool available to all UK businesses. Carbon Planner supports businesses to become more sustainable and climate conscious, helping users to identify potential cost and carbon savings. Carbon Planner enables users to measure their carbon footprint by answering a few questions, get tailored and quantified actions, set targets and start building a plan to reduce their emissions. Carbon Planner supports users throughout their end-to-end climate journey with access to resources, products and services including Climate Consultancy.
The tool is available to customers and non-customers, enabling NatWest to help as many businesses as possible. Insights show that a top priority for businesses is energy usage and the associated rising costs. Carbon Planner is designed to meet this need, supporting businesses to make sustainable choices and evidencing the potential positive financial impacts from taking action, such as reducing energy and operating costs.

Meshii WiFi

Meshii Group Limited

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Meshii Wi-Fi is a decentralised mesh network designed to combat digital poverty. Last year, over 1 million residents had to cancel their broadband subscriptions due to financial constraints. In response to this issue, we have developed an intelligent internet-sharing device that can easily integrate with any internet connection.

The meshii network is built by individuals and businesses who share their unused internet with a meshii hub. Each device works as a node in the network, facilitating seamless connectivity in a specific geographic area. As the network grows, we will be able to expand our reach and provide high-speed, low-cost internet to disadvantaged communities. Meshii provides hub owners with a secure way to share their internet, earn passive income, and empower underserved communities.

Octoplus Saving Sessions

Octopus Energy

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Our relentless mission is to bring about a sustainable energy system faster and cheaper through the power of Kraken, our cutting-edge proprietary digital platform. Benefiting people, our planet and a future-fit greener grid.

Our environmental agenda goes above and beyond simply supplying fairly-priced 100% renewable energy to 5.4m UK households and businesses. We’re proud to be breaking new ground with tech-led, high impact, consumer flexibility projects that include our brilliant Octoplus Saving Sessions, now in its second year.

Enabled by the Demand Flexibility Service we helped create in partnership with National Grid ESO, Octoplus Saving Sessions works by paying participant customers to delay energy intensive activities out of peak demand times.

This, in turn, supports a more planet-friendly energy system by:
-Avoiding the need to fire up expensive coal plants at the last minute
-Delivering a planet-friendly, cost-effective, fuel-efficient grid
-Reducing costs for consumers during very difficult winter months

DWP Gender sponsorship Programme

DWP Digital

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DWP Digital are driving forward digital transformation for the Department for Work and Pensions, the UK’s biggest public service department. DWP is committed to the Civil Service ambition to become the UK’s most inclusive employer and has a department-wide commitment to gender parity.

Having made a pledge of inclusion through the Tech Talent Charter for the 5thyear running, we s believe that a diverse workforce brings greater innovation, and creativity through valuing our differences and working collaboratively. We need diversity in leadership to shape the organisation direction and represent all citizens we serve.

We take an intersectional evidence-based approach to increase diversity of leadership, using data, analytics, and insight from various sources, including our annual colleague people survey, recruitment data, and career development survey. We use this to identify challenges and opportunities to provide a targeted diversity of leadership initiative with various strands including networks, recruitment, pay and leadership programmes.

The Rochdale Mesh Network

Rochdale Borough Council

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Rochdale Council in partnership installed a Free to user mesh network for residents living in one of the most deprived and digitally excluded areas of Rochdale; College Bank, Lower Falinge and Freehold. It enabled the provision of large-scale outdoor Wi-Fi coverage, extended from key central points across the area. It provides a cost effective way for residents to access the internet working out at approx. 27 pence per household per month which has been paid for utilising a small pot of money we secured to support people to be digitally included. It allows residents FREE access to the internet when they choose in their own home, allowing individual choice and reducing the reliance and dependency on services for internet provision. Reducing isolation and improving social connectivity. We recognised that the most important thing to address the increasing digital inequalities was to give people access to the internet.

Verbo app

NHS Homerton Healthcare

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Verbo is an online speech and language therapy (SaLT) toolkit that empowers education staff to support children and young people's (CYP) communication skills.

Communication skills are vital for all CYP, with wide-reaching impact on academic attainment, employment prospects and emotional well-being. A communication-rich environment and upskilled staff are essential in supporting CYP to achieve their potential. However, access to SaLT services can be a postcode lottery.

Verbo has responded to these challenges by already providing over 400 schools an online, semi-automated solution consisting of screening tools, targets, training webinars, interventions with video modelling and downloadable resources, and robust impact measures.

Air Quality Data Platform

City of Westminster

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Westminster City Council is taking ambitious action to become a net zero council by 2030 and a net zero city by 2040. Our Fairer Environment Strategy has ambitious standards for air quality, aiming to match the more stringent World Health Organisation guidelines to limit residents’ and visitors' exposure to air pollution. In July 2023 we launched the Air Quality Data Platform, bringing together multiple air quality data sets into one freely accessible location.

The platform is pivotal in shaping our policies and interventions to reduce air pollution, fostering informed decision-making and enabling communities to understand their local air quality. The data serves as a catalyst for residents and visitors to take proactive measures to minimise exposure to poor air quality. Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for Air Quality and City Management emphasised that the council hopes “the data from these sensors will make everyone consider their personal actions.”

Social Impact

BERRI

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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.

Climate Data Portal

Met Office

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The Met Office Climate Data Portal is a groundbreaking new service which aims to amplify the impact of Met Office climate data, using partner technology to make climate data more accessible and interoperable for a broader user base. This open geospatial platform allows users to view, download and combine and analyse multidisciplinary data, supporting critical decision making and maximising the impact of our climate data.

Built using Esri hub site functionality, the portal contains a range of climate data layers covering our recent and current climate along with future projections looking decades ahead. Whether you’re looking for the frequency of frosts, sea level rise under different emissions scenarios or changes in precipitation patterns for different global warming levels the data on the portal can help answer these questions.

imabi Inspire

imabi

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Centred on helping schools and universities gain a better understanding of their culture, imabi Inspire is designed to make students feel safer and better represented.

Offering named or anonymous reporting to flag inappropriate behaviours (including from staff as well as fellow students), the chance to provide feedback via surveys, targeted guidance from trusted sources, as well as acting as a portal for essential information – it’s an ‘all in one place’ safeguarding resource.

This innovative platform, which forms part of the wider imabi ecosystem, allows educators to receive reports of unwanted behaviour more easily and more quickly — whilst also improving triage and recording practices.

imabi Inspire also eliminates the need to have multiple communication channels and systems to get key messages and alerts to students, with the option to push real-time notifications to a student community, attaching guides and documents.

Content Guru with Wavenet

NHS 999 Services

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Content Guru is part of the Redwood Technologies Group and, together with its partner Wavenet, has developed and delivered NHS England's new, innovative Intelligent Routing Platform, designed to improve call handling waiting times for all callers to the UK’s 999 ambulance services. This new solution is helping to ensure that callers (who are often at their most vulnerable) can connect as quickly as possible.

The National Device Bank

Good Things Foundation

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The National Device Bank is an initiative set up by Good Things Foundation to tackle digital exclusion by giving free refurbished devices to people in need. The National Device Bank is an alternative solution to IT asset disposal that tackles corporate e-waste and gets refurbished devices into the hands of people that can't afford their own. We have built a national hub that can take large donations of used digital devices from organisations in any sector, recycle or refurbish these, and distribute them to people without home internet access through our National Digital Inclusion Network. The National Device Bank is the sustainable solution to digital exclusion that helps people and the planet.

Extra Help Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland

HelpFirst

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The Extra Help Unit (EHU) at Citizens Advice Scotland raises complaints with energy suppliers on behalf of people who may be considered vulnerable or at risk of disconnection. Dedicated caseworkers resolve issues for more than 12,000 people each year across Great Britain.

HelpFirst is funded by Scottish Government's CivTech to solve a key problem at EHU: how to identify and prioritise the most vulnerable clients, in a situation where all the clients have vulnerable characteristics. The ongoing cost of living crisis means that EHU is overwhelmed. New solutions are needed.

Making Zero Carbon Commuting a Reality

Mobilityways

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Mobilityways provides groundbreaking climate technology that helps employers measure, reduce and report their Scope 3 commuting emissions at scale. The Platform is the only software solution dedicated to decarbonising the commute. It provides full visibility of commuting challenges and identifies sustainable travel alternatives for employees to help employers reduce Scope 3 emissions in line with net zero goals.

The Platform comprises of 9 tools that allow large employers to collect, analyse and act on commuting data quickly, easily and at scale without the added cost of additional resources that would be required without it.

From creating persuasive business cases for implementing sustainable travel initiatives to building car-sharing communities that save users more than £700 a month, Mobilityways promotes and shares best practices across its partners.

Send less to landfill and more to a good cause

A Good Thing CIC

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A Good Thing CIC is an online platform that connects charities right across the UK with businesses that have things to give away. Meaning less to landfill, and more to a good cause. Absolutely anything can be given away via our digital platform, and organisations of all sizes and types are eligible to join. Charities are 'matched' with businesses via the app, and then make arrangements between each other for the charity to collect the items.