The purpose of this set of webpages is to share the progress, findings, and recommendations from the SAVVI project (Scalable Approach to Vulnerability Via Interoperability), which was funded as part of the
As the name implies, the project was funded to explore the scope for, and make recommendations on, potential sector-wide data standards that will help local councils (and their partners) to improve their processes to identify vulnerable people and target appropriate support to those in greatest need.
The expectation is that the information and the resources on these pages may be useful to individuals in the following broad types of roles
Service leaders with a responsibility for leading / tackling vulnerability; probably non-technical roles
Technical leaders who have one or more of the following roles
System architecture oversight or support
Information Governance roles
Suppliers of information products and services to the sector(s).
The key purpose and value of the project is the definition and the evolving adoption of data standards. The benefit of a data standard is that it will allow more accurate, speedier and less resource intensive (less costly) processing of information across different processes and software systems. In the context of “vulnerability” and the COVID-19 Challenge, this is therefore about the ability to use information in identifying and supporting vulnerable people.
The content of the playbook, therefore includes some introductory narrative / explanation against each of the headings at the top of this page, and then references some good practice example documents that were identified through the project, a number outputs from the work and defines any emerging recommendations and data standards.
Over time, the aspiration is to allow people to register with the site to become an interactive capability, to allow continued shared learning and continued sharing of good practice.