More than ever Local Authorities need an accurate picture of social care provision to understand current availability and plan for the future. Now with the help of Affinity Works Landscape for Social Care analytics tool, 9 councils within the Tees Valley and across the Liverpool City Region are benefiting from a 360˚ view of their social care provision.
From 1st September Hartlepool Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, Middlesbrough Council, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, St Helens Borough Council, Knowsley Council, Wirral Council, Sefton Council and Liverpool City Council have all have signed up to Landscape for Social Care which will enable them to evaluate past performance, assess current capacity and accurately predict future requirements for social care.
Each Local Authority group (four in the Tees Valley and five in the Liverpool City Region) are collaborating with one another so they are not only getting the detailed analysis that Landscape provides for their individual data but are able to look at shared views for comparison and benchmarking.
Landscape brings a wide array of datasets together in a single platform where users can gain detailed insights about Population & Prevalence, Delayed Transfers of Care, Quality & Capacity along with ongoing flow of Local Authorities own transactional data on Spend & Activity. It also provides LAs with a powerful predictive Demand Management tool that updates its projections as new spend and activity data arrives.
Tom Knight, Director, Affinity Works says: “Our experience is that LAs have access to a considerable amount of data but it is not available in an organised or accessible format which is where Landscape comes in as a single easy to use platform providing complete visibility and up to date business intelligence for Local Authorities and their service users. The additional ability to share data across the groups adds real value in working together and learning from each other to identify wider trends and areas for improvement.”
The new Landscape sites join Birmingham City Council and Worcestershire County Council with more sites coming on board in London to be announced in soon.