infrastructure strategy

Let data drive your infrastructure strategy

As ICSs look to develop their infrastructure strategies over the next few months, here’s our guide to populating the ‘where are we now’ section of these complex documents.

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Visualising social care data

Waiting times for adult social care have been in the news recently, with average waits reaching 149 days in some areas of the country. We worked with one local authority to add information on care homes, children’s residential homes and supported living to their SHAPE Local to support with capacity planning, enabling them to quickly visualize and access real-time social care data, and reduce waiting times.

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GATEway project

Keeping new graduates local in Yorkshire

Michael Boland, Product Lead at Parallel, the developers of SHAPE, started with us through our GATEway programme – an initiative that aims to help young people into the world of work through graduate programmes, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience placements across their organisation. 

We celebrate Michael’s development within Parallel, alongside welcoming new talent to the team through GATEway.

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How to…

access your Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) data.

The latest update for 2022/23 is now available on SHAPE.

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SHAPE Community

SHAPE Community update

Achyut Ratkanthiwar, SHAPE’s Data and Information Analyst, is here to give an update on some of the things that were discussed in the latest feedback session of the SHAPE Community.

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SHAPE news

New census data now in SHAPE

New census data is now in SHAPE, with updated demographic information, including full population counts with information such as age, gender and location giving you the most accurate and up-to-date data.

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"SHAPE provides a really quick and easy way to review options for clients, without needing to have detailed knowledge of the entire social care estate. It also helps me to steer patients towards homes with current capacity, avoiding over-promising space at oversubscribed facilities, and helping with waiting lists."

Lynne, Care Worker and user of SHAPE

SHAPE training

Want to gain more SHAPE skills? We host free one-hour online training sessions every month, open to all registered users of SHAPE.

Held from 10 – 11am, the next training sessions are:
• 22 April
• 21 May
• 20 June

Booked for a session, but now can’t attend? Please let us know, as our courses often get full and it frees up a space for someone else. Simply go to your profile on SHAPE, and you can cancel your place there.

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