Social Care Wales aims to make a positive difference to social care in Wales
35,261 social workers on the register (March 2022)
Committed to ‘Digital by Choice’ with a digital strategy and approach to digital training for the social care and early years sector
Social Care Wales launched a data portal in 2018 to bring a range of social care data into one publicly accessible web portal.
But the tools and data were disaggregated, resulting in poor user experience and insights. The underlying technology was also no longer supported and didn’t align with Social Care Wales’s digital direction.
We worked closely with Social Care Wales to understand their needs, launching the updated data portal within just 13 weeks.
The first step was to help generate a roadmap for strengthening existing tools that would serve the needs of users and fulfil data ambitions.
Using a sprint methodology in collaboration with Social Care Wales, we designed a first iteration of the new portal. Improved functionality, a more friendly look and feel, and key user stories were built in. And we integrated Power BI data visualisations to deliver a seamless and modern user experience.
Everything was developed in house and to tight deadlines.
The initial development phase and portal launch is now complete. We’ll be maintaining the portal, ensuring all data is kept up to date, until Social Care Wales can take over. At that point, we’ll support the handover with knowledge and asset transfer.
Further developments to enhance the portal are also in progress – particularly around helping those who are less data literate through bringing together data and evidence, as well as improving data quality.
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