SAVVI Playbook

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, standing for ‘a Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability’, is a programme hosted by on behalf of the UK local public sector, and funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ (DLUHC)
within the .
SAVVI is proposing the to promote how data can be used to improve early identification and smarter interventions, for vulnerable people, particularly where no single organisation has access to all the data and insight that can predict who may be at risk, and where no single organisation has all the support services.
Finding people or households who may be vulnerable requires that we are able to routinely bring together existing data, from many sources.

Examples of Vulnerability

SAVVI has looked at vulnerability settings including;
low income families during increased cost of living
homelessness prevention
school readiness
coping during an emergency such as flooding
supporting families
how councils used data during the pandemic.
Traditionally, these have been looked at in isolation and the solutions are not linked. SAVVI is proposing processes, standards, and data sharing, to be both ‘scalable’ across many vulnerability themes, and interoperable across products and participants.

SAVVI Products

SAVVI is proposing;
a Common Process that can be applied to any vulnerability setting
Data Standards that allow information to flow around the Common Process
an Information Governance Framework so that data is reused legally, ethically, and transparently
a Catalogue of how SAVVI has been applied so that local successes can be repeated

Born from the Pandemic

SAVVI was proposed following the first when local councils reused the data that they had to hand to find residents who may be vulnerable and need extra help and support. The SAVVI project seeks to apply the changed awareness and attitudes towards reusing data, to a wide variety of vulnerability settings so that access to data becomes routine and so that we are ready for the next emergency.

The SAVVI Ambition

By proposing data standards and common processes, SAVVI wants to;
avoid single-use databases that can only tackle one type of vulnerability in a fixed way;
encourage technology and service suppliers to innovate with modular solutions that can be interconnected and reused;
unlock access to data
reuse investments in platforms, tools, processes, trust networks etc
enable success to be repeated elsewhere without relying on the same products and partners
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