Submitted by: Michael Clark
Describe your idea. How does it work and who does it help?
Local Area Agreements (LAAs) are the key policy framework for developing cross-organisational policy priorities and planning. They show what have been chosen as priority issues for improvement in our communities by leaders of our statutory organisations. The site would provide data on the contents of your locality's LAA (as has already been developed on one site) with up to date data on progress against targets as the data becomes available. Crucially, the site would provide means of comparing what your policy leads have chosen as priorities and progress with comparison localities - comparable by neighbouring authority, and similar authorities in terms of other indices, such as deprivation scores. Presenting this information in an accessible and engaging way would help to engage people in decisons about the future of their localities. As the site developed, it could be enhanced with information about the performance of other statutory sector oganisations in your authority, such as police and health PCTs.
What information or services do you need?
The start would be a mapping process to identify your locality - which has already been developed on the existing LAA site. Graphs and other graphical presentation of data would be used to display performance for LAA priorities, and comparison authority data.
Statistical data and a statistical process for identifying comparison sites would be needed, but starting data and processes exist.