The Trafford Data Lab is involved in one of six pilots in the opengovintelligence project. The Trafford pilot aims to produce tools to visualise linked open statistical data, and other open data sources, to identify areas of need and inform service delivery related to worklessness. These tools have been co-created with Jobcentre Plus staff in Stretford and council leads for worklessness across Greater Manchester.
The following applications have been developed, each tailored to a specific requirement.
Simple dashboard that presents summary statistics for claimant count data
Explore claimant count data and other proxies for worklessness both spatially and temporally at a neighbourhood level
Signposting tool to assist link workers to locate services that can help job seekers get back into work
Please visit the opengovintelligence website for more information. Articles for the project have been published on Medium. All code and resources developed for the Trafford pilot are available in our GitHub repository.