Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year

Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone whether public or private, but require cross-sector collaboration. This award is for a digital product or service that in the last year has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes.

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Reboot UK

Good Things Foundation is leading the Reboot UK project to test innovative models of supporting people in poverty
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Reboot UK

Funded by Big Lottery Fund, Good Things Foundation is leading the Reboot UK project to test innovative models of supporting people in poverty to improve their health and wellbeing through digital technology.

Reboot UK is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and is delivered by Good Things Foundation with consortium partners Mind, Homeless Link and Family Fund and through the Online Centres Network. It started life as a test and learn project that saw local delivery partners trial innovative new approaches to supporting some of the most vulnerable groups in society to realise the positive wellbeing benefits of digital. Now, into its second phase, the innovative support is continuing with the aim of reaching 1,200 additional individuals in poverty including families, homeless people and people with a mental health issue.

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Learning By Doing

Quick Code Labs, a collaboration with Solihull College, aims to future proof apprentices so they can successfully tackle the digital jobs of tomorrow
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Learning By Doing' - Creating the Digital Apprentices of the future

Quick Code Labs, a collaboration with Solihull College, aims to future proof apprentices so they can successfully tackle the digital jobs of tomorrow. QCL believes that the current generation of 16-20 year olds may have a wealth of digital skills at their fingertips, but that they have not been taught how to apply them in a meaningful way.

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Manchester Robot Orchestra

The Robot Orchestra was made by local primary and secondary school children in Greater Manchester
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Manchester Robot Orchestra

‘Can a Robot Replace Ed Sheeran?' features the Manchester Robot Orchestra performing 'Shape of You', Radio 1 DJ Greg James and Robot Wars presenter Noel Sharkey. It includes interviews with some of the young people who made the Robot Orchestra and aims to inspire more young people to do engineering.

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Roar do Tablets

The 'Roar do Tablets’ course by Roar and Renfrewshire Council gives participants the basic digital skills they need
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Roar do Tablets

Renfrewshire Council and Roar: Connections for Life - Tablet Classes for Older People: Roar do Tablets

Renfrewshire Council is working to increase 'Digital Participation' especially for those groups who are the most digitally excluded, which includes seniors and people with disabilities and sensory impairments. Roar: Choices for Life is a charity focusing on elderly people. Roar works to reduce isolation and promotes and enables self-management, connectedness and well being in older people. It runs a number of innovative initiatives including Otago exercise classes, 'cook and eat’ clubs, movie clubs, lunch clubs and more.

The 'Roar do Tablets’ course has be co-designed by Roar and Renfrewshire Council to give participants the basic digital skills they need join and engage with the opportunities that being online brings. It was a natural fit. Roar works to enable self-management while Renfrewshire Council wants to increase Digital Participation. Working together we could develop a course tailored for the needs of older people delivered in a 'senior friendly’ environment and at a suitable pace and level.

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SH:24

SH:24 is a free online sexual and reproductive health service offering STI tests, chlamydia treatment and contraception remotely
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SH:24

Collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, King's College London, Lambeth and Southwark councils, The Doctor's Laboratory, Pharmadex, GSTT Charity and SXT

SH:24 is a free online sexual and reproductive health service, delivered in partnership with the NHS, offering STI tests, chlamydia treatment and contraception remotely. It is quick, discreet and confidential. Redirecting simple cases online, SH:24 frees up clinical capacity for more complex cases whilst creating significant savings.

SH:24’s vision is to improve the sexual health of the population whilst easing pressure on NHS clinics and generating efficiency savings. The service was developed as a digital solution to clinical overcrowding in Lambeth and Southwark, where people were queuing and often being turned away.

SH:24 has worked with over 4,000 users across the design team and evaluation to develop a service which they want, need and value.

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Generation Code

Generation Code created a six-session computer science curriculum, specifically designed for the youth sector
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Generation Code

As code progressively powers our everyday life, advanced digital skills are becoming more important for empowering young people to play an active role in society. UK Youth and Microsoft have bought together the youth sector with the best computer science trainers, to upskill over 300 youth workers and 9000 young people.

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Connecting the Unconnected

Connecting the Unconnected grew from evidence of the digital divide between social housing tenants and private renters.
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Connecting the Unconnected

Collaboration with Digital Scotland, BT, Glasgow Housing Association, Wheatley Group, Scottish Futures Trust

Connecting the Unconnected

Broadband access at home has increased by more than 20% amongst social housing tenants in the last two years.  More than 100 of the 143 registered social landlords in Scotland are signatories to the Digital Participation Charter which commits them to ensuring all staff have basic digital skills and supporting people to get on line. A growing number of social landlords include roll out of affordable broadband solutions and support for staff and tenants to get on line in business plans.

We are seeing a cultural shift with social landlords recognising that digital participation has positive effects in the way they deliver services, as well as the overall health and wellbeing of  tenants. Organisations are delivering internet access and skills training to their tenants, but are investing in increasing the digital capability of their workforce, including those who would not traditional use digital solutions are part of their role.  The movement of change to get everyone benefiting is opening doors for tenants to connect with a world outside their estate, which without 'Digital’ might be considered out of reach.

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Leeds Digital Community

Leeds City Council with the health organisations have delivered a range of innovative Digital and Information business strategies and services
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Leeds Digital Community

Over the last 12 months, Leeds City Council together with the health organisations and the digital community of Leeds have delivered a range of innovative Digital and Information business strategies and services across the city. The concept of the 'City as a Platform', ensures a holistic cross agency approach that is focused on achieving life changing outcomes for people rather than delivering discreet services. The benefit is that this model can be replicated in other places and can also be applied to other important agendas e.g. transport, environmental services or city development. We view the organisation and the business outcomes very much from a city and people perspective, which puts the citizen or patient at the centre of things. The partnership has consequently led on the deployment of a range of digital prototypes that have proven to improve the lives of nearly 500 people this year, enabling them to be better informed and be connected to support networks and allowing them to look after themselves so preventing the need to enter the care system. Digital prototypes that are proven will be scaled over the next 24 months as part of the City's Self Care and Prevention Programme.

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Blue Light Digital Services

This initiative enables officers to replace paper-based activities with intuitive digital processes on mobile devices
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Blue Light Digital Services

Surrey Police and Sussex Police, in partnership with O2 and Motorola have created a platform for over 3000 frontline officers using specialist technology to improve frontline policing and collaboration.

The new initiative enables officers to replace paper-based activities with intuitive digital processes on mobile devices creating substantial time and cost saving benefits.

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MindWell Leeds

MindWell Leeds is an innovative digital access point for mental health information and self-management support
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MindWell Leeds

Collaboration by Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group (representing the city); mHabitat; Yoomee; Leeds City Council; Volition Leeds.

MindWell Leeds is an innovative digital access point for mental health information and self-management support in Leeds. Available to the general public and professionals, it has been created, designed, and delivered through a citywide partnership project managed by mHabitat, and is continually evolving in response to users feedback.

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