Covid: Data Exchange with the VCS

Improving the flow of data between councils and voluntary organisations to support vulnerable residents during Covid

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During the COVID-19 crisis Local Authorities and Voluntary and Charitable Sector (VCS) organisations have collaborated to provide vital support services to those in need. This work has demonstrated the value of these partnerships but also highlighted some of the key barriers to more effective working. Organisations require up to date visibility of needs and the availability and capacity of support services alongside robust mechanisms for referrals, feedback and impact monitoring, secure data exchange between Councils and VCS organisations has been identified as one of common barriers to achieving these objectives.

London Borough of Camden and Central Bedfordshire Council alongside LOTI and the GLA have successfully won funding from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government’s (MHCLG) COVID-19 Challenge to take forward a project to discover, prototype and test a solution to data exchange that is reliable, scaleable and resusable.


Project Timeline


FutureGov is appointed as the delivery partner

Summary Notes - Data Exchange workshop with Camden and Central Bedfordshire


Pre-Discovery all Partner Workshop

Ahead of appointing a Delivery Manager we held our first all stakeholder workshop to map project outcomes and potential barriers for partners from councils, the GLA and VCS organisations.


Project Kick-off