by Shelley Heckman & Mevish Khalid, Published 31 May 2023
The Scalable Approach to Vulnerability via Interoperability (SAVVI) Project aims to improve how we use data to identify and support vulnerable people. SAVVI is funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. In the current phase three of the project we have created the
and in the blog, we are asking readers to take the time to learn about it.
The SAVVI Declaration defines a collective ambition to tackle vulnerability in the UK through improvements in data sharing and consistent adoption of good practice. We invite all public and voluntary sector bodies, both national and local, together with industry and academia, to sign the Declaration and join us in committing to work together to define and adopt a common approach.
The Declaration is set out in such a way that it describes:
the challenge: across the UK, a large amount of public sector funding is spent on a small proportion of the population, estimated to be less than 10%, often with duplication and inadequate alignment between agencies. The challenge before us is how and where to target funding in order to provide effective support.
the opportunity: we have an opportunity to bring our initiatives together and support each other to develop a common approach that can be reused across any vulnerability topic.
shared ambition: We want to co-create the conditions for shared learning, and reusing investments, across multiple initiatives looking at different types of vulnerability, and be ready for unknown challenges that we may face in the future. Our ambition requires a recognition that each type of vulnerability can be tackled using a common approach.