We’re helping Essex County Council and Suffolk County Council use cutting-edge technology to predict risk, evaluate public service initiatives and target services for vulnerable people.
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When it comes to providing services for the most vulnerable people in society, the goal is better prevention and early intervention, rather than later reaction. We’re helping Essex County Council and Suffolk County Council use cutting-edge technology to predict risk and target their efforts with a project called Catalyst which has received £2.2 million funding from HEFCE.
Our expertise in data analytics, big data and evaluation will be applied to assess risks and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of initiatives undertaken by the two councils, which serve a combined population of 2.5 million people.
We’re also establishing a community volunteering hub to strengthen our links with the local community and increase our volunteering activity.
The University of Essex Catalyst Project is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and monitored by the Office for Students, and work in collaboration with:
We are helping develop and assess services supporting vulnerable mothers facing recurring care proceedings.