This project was formerly known as: Visualising Community Need- Stimulating community response.
What’s your idea?
To develop a web application that visualises patterns of support need for older people, and people with disabilities within a community.
The application would be web based, easily accessible, and allow people to input their own requirements which will then be themed and mapped- creating a ‘strategic needs analysis’ for the community driven and owned by the citizen.
The visualisation will be accessible to other citizens, third sector groups and providers of service. Their interaction with it will shape a local market for services, not all paid for, and develop community networks of support for disabled and other people.
What’s the social need or challenge your idea could address?
Many people with a learning disability, mental health problems, or older people isolated refuse to have a personal budget because they know that there isn’t a market for the kind of support they want at a price they can afford.
This is an attempt to stimulate a community response to need and create a new market which isn’t controlled by the established (and stifling) commissioning system.
What’s really new about your idea?
No one else is doing it. Needs analyses are a closed shop of information aggregated from formal assessments. I’ve worked for the past three years on social care transformation projects.
There is a desperate need for new ideas to break the log jam that is the current system and release the creativity that exists in the community.
From 1-5, what stage of development is your project in?
What can we do for you?
This project firstly needs a geek and then a funder.
If Social Innovation Camp is able to help push your idea forward, do you have the time or desire to take ownership of it?
This idea was submitted by Craig Griffin.
Craig works for fresh voice, a service design consultancy mainly in social care and health. He has a lot of experience with social care services, service users, carers and families.