Service Mapping in Southend
Public system reform | Data analytics and visualisation
We are working with Southend A Better Start and Public Health at Southend Borough Council to map the services currently available to families with children from conception to age 19. This is to understand the current service landscape in Southend and aid future system reform.
Before considering system reform, leaders need a clear map of the system to fully understand services available to 0-19-year olds and the typical pathways available to them. We cannot know where the system is working well, or where it requires bolstering, without this understanding. This is where Southend currently find themselves – needing to know what their current configuration of services are providing and where there may be gaps in provision.
We are creating an interactive map of services, covering a range of factors from who the service is targeted at to what kind of child or family outcomes they deal with. Once complete the interactive map will be available to all partners and stakeholders to increase the shared understanding of services in Southend and where pathways can be strengthened.
Work to date
Set up of online data collection form
Supporting services with data collection
Creating and refining prototype interactive service map .
Ongoing data collection
Final interactive map creation
Our work started in December 2018 and will conclude in April 2019.