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Open Community - MCHLG

Mike Thacker
OpenCommunity is trialling the Open Referral UK data standard for the interchange of services information. is compatible with the international standard but it adds extra features to support UK requirements. These requirements were identified by the and by pilot council work on Loneliness coordinated by the Local Government Association on behalf of the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport.
The report describes Alpha development work led by Buckinghamshire Council in October and November 2019 to build on the Discovery work.
The provides guidance on the data standard and links to open API endpoints for live and service directories and ones currently under development. The contacts page lets you know where to go for more help and to provide feedback as the standard matures and we develop guidance for adopting it.
are working with a digital service design company to drive the adoption of
among local authorities, software suppliers, national public bodies and the community and voluntary sector. Additionally the project is required to offer specific support to Leeds council, Adur and Worthing council, and Buckinghamshire (Family Information Service) and the funded by .

Open Referral UK Beta - Show & Tell 1

Show & Tell #1 - Open Referral UK.pdf
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