Want to make local public services more transparent and accountable? This website can help. It's part of a project to spread ideas about open data and ways of putting it to work. We aim to show how information obtained from public authorities such as the police, NHS, and local councils can be used by citizens - and public services themselves - to raise issues, to campaign and otherwise influence decisions that affect us all.
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What's happening in key sectors:
The project is focussing on key areas that affect people where they live. We are collecting and linking to stories, examples and information that show how local open data is being obtained and used. We’re keen to have your input and stories too.
Health and Social Care
Perils of falling out of bed
The news headlines say that 20,800 people were admitted to hospital last year as a…
The Local Authority
What is a hack day? And why you should be bothered
This is a very useful blog post from Walsall Council press officer Dan Slee, someone…
Index of Multiple Deprivation, Barriers to Housing and Services Domain, Scores 2010
This dataset contains the scores for the Barriers to Housing and Services Domain of the…
Roads & Transportation
Speed camera information to be published in England
[Quotes from DfT press release; applies in England only, being a devolved matter for regional…
Open data news
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