This project, led by Tameside and Sedgemoor Councils, aims to produce national data standards that result in reduced hardship for vulnerable people and households, by improving a locality’s ability to make use of data to support them – so that they can then promote a coordinated multi-agency response.
The SAVVI framework has been built by the project establishing how councils use data to find vulnerable people during lock-down and potential homelessness, and Information Governance to access secondary use of data to find vulnerable people.
The project has also worked extensively via workshops and presentations with partner councils, central government (DWP, GDS, NHS Digital, Cabinet Office) and Voluntary Community Service organisations to build wide-ranging consensus for the SAVVI framework across government.
In its first phase, the SAVVI project formed a partnership with the Vulnerability Risk Index project (now called Societal Early Needs App) as there was significant overlap between the two projects. They split the allotted £110,000 of funding from the C-19 Challenge in August 2020 between them.
In its second phase, the SAVVI project continued to work with the SENA team using the SAVVI standard within their project. They have published a case study of this experience to share the Huntingdonshire experience, and to inspire other councils looking to adopt a similar SAVVI-style approach to finding and supporting vulnerable people in their area.
The team has also been working with North Yorkshire County Council to produce a case study for School Readiness.