Bringing together the data and social expertise in Sheffield to help solve the city’s social problems.
We want to start a city-wide ‘data for good’ movement in Sheffield. We think it would be great for different people with a range of expertise to come together voluntarily on a regular basis to better understand the scale and nature of particular problems in the city (or beyond). This would be done through delving into the available open data, analysing it in some way and then summarising what was found so that there is ‘fresh’ insight into the problem. And, importantly, presenting things in a way that can be understood and used by everyone to achieve social impact.
This could look like:
- A new open data set for community organisations to use in their funding bids to demonstrate how they have identified need in their community;
- An interactive map showing where all of the activity is happening across Sheffield in relation to a particular outcome - e.g. improved health and wellbeing;
- An infographic highlighting the gaps in community capacity across the city with regards to addressing an identified need;