Cabinet Office’s guidance on “Identifying People Who Are Vulnerable in a Crisis” (2008) stated that “it would be impossible to maintain a central up-to-date list of vulnerable people”. We want to challenge this, or at least improve the existing process so it is faster, more accurate and easier to use.
Research has been done to identify potential datasets. However, the project requires a user research led approach on what information emergency services need and in what format.
The objective is, at a time of crisis, to be able to quickly create a single view (golden record) of the vulnerable person, their vulnerability characteristics and their location.
Sheffield and Rotherham have a shared Emergency Planning service. The discovery project will develop links with other authorities and build on best practice from elsewhere and the emerging Information Sharing Resilience Standards.
After the Information Commission’s code of practice for personal data is published in early 2019, we would also be interested in contributing to how the Future Cities beta City Data Sharing Toolkit could be developed to include personal data and applied across the different organisations involved in emergency planning.
The project benefits are in potential lives saved rather than budget savings.
- Digital leadership training (for council leaders, service managers or senior executives)
- Introduction to user research
- Introduction to service design
- Agile for teams