Over 50 Local Authorities have been using OCC’s electronic market place solution for several years. To support the Government’s Individual Budgets programme, we have overhauled and extended our portal to become the OCC MarketPlace a comprehensive services directory for personalisation with information about trusted and safe services. 7 LAs have brought our new product and are already using it.
OCC MarketPlace helps people identify high quality, affordable services using the latest information direct from service providers & council IT systems.
Users can see at a glance:
- details of regional or national services with automatic links to Google maps
- star ratings for services
- LA quality assessment and feedback
At the heart of OCC MarketPlace is a powerful search engine that finds services quickly with a user-friendly interface. Users are able to view results by region and/or postcode with active links to maps. Results including feedback from users cover cost, quality, Local Authorities ratings and outcomes information where this is known.
Our solution has live integration with databases of our other products in use by LAs; OCC MarketPlace can be published on an LA website as a replacement or an enhancement of existing functionality.
Individual Budget Statements will link directly to OCC MarketPlace and will show:
- Resource Allocation
- Care Plan
- Client Charge details
To find out more about OCC marketPlace go to our local government website at www.oxfordcclg.co.uk/occmarketplace.html
View of OCC MarketPlace
The West London Alliance (WLA) consisting of 6 London boroughs (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow) are working together to make their combined adult social care more efficient, and have chosen Oxford Computer Consultants to provide our OCC MarketPlace system to support them.
With a combined budget of £330 million a year the WLA has the greatest spend of any single local government organisation in England for adult social care. By combing their budgets the local authorities (LA’s) wanted to simplify and standardise their procedures to reduce costs and get better prices from their suppliers, and they see the ability to share information across boroughs key to achieving this.
OCC MarketPlace provides the LA’s with a comprehensive services directory for personalisation with information about trusted and safe services. It enables LA’s to see individual budget statements showing resource allocation, care plans and client charge details.
OCC MarketPlace helps people to identify good quality, affordable services from up-to-date information and allows individuals to buy services directly via OCC MarketPlace. Users can see in an easily navigable format, details of regional or national services (with automatic links to Google maps), star ratings for services and LA quality assessment and feedback.
To find out more about OCC MarketPlace go to our local government website at www.oxfordcclg.co.uk/occmarketplace.html
For more information on OCC collaboration with the WLA click here.
You can also read more about this collaboration on The Guardian’s website and on UKauthorITy.com
The Sport England project involved the development of a Geographical Information System (GIS) that shows the profile of people living in different parts of the UK. It is designed to help organizations plan their investment into sporting facilities.
Sport England selected OCC to develop an interactive web-based tool for viewing their refreshed market segmentation data. The Sports market segmentation web tool enables users to analyze the general population and their characteristics at different social and geographic levels. It makes it possible for users to find out what people’s sporting habits are in a selected area such as individual postcodes, communities, local authorities or regions.
The website presents the results in the form of downloadable maps, charts and tables and shades and overlays the market segmentation data on to Ordnance Survey maps. The feedback for this tool from end users has been extremely encouraging.