Our community directory service offers a way for community members to find or post support services, community activities or events.
Whether it is better information when leaving hospital, accessing local transport services or trying out a new social activity, providing the right information at the right time is an essential service for community members who may feel isolated or unsure what help is available.
And it’s not just community members who need direct access to up-to-date information. Community builders, link workers or healthcare professionals may also need to understand what opportunities and support exists locally.
Helping people achieve their goals
Users can interact with the directory in a number of ways:
Post, manage and promote their own community activities.
Add a variety of ‘tags’ to define who their activity is for and ensure it is easy to find.
Quickly find activities based on their ‘Best Match’ (saved profile).
Make contact directly with the activity organiser.
Save services and activities to their ‘favourites’ list.
Refer themselves or their loved ones to relevant support.
Making it easy it manage
Community organisations who wish to administrate a community directory can do more than simply post public and community-led services on behalf of others. With Made Open, they can:
Edit and manage all community-posted activities prior to publishing them on the platform.
Divide the responsibility of moderating activities with others.
Bulk import multiple activities.
Update activities that have expired or been reported.
Receive direct referrals from GPs.
Monitor demand for, and gaps in, support provision.
Improving health through social prescribing
In partnership with Age UK Cornwall and Veor Surgery in Camborne, we are exploring how GP’s, community link workers and patients can find and engage with community resources and non-medical support, in a way that is convenient to everyone.
The Camborne Link will provide a ‘go-to’ community resource for people (who are perhaps lonely, frail, inactive, unfit, vulnerable, isolated, worried, depressed) to engage with their community; either directly or via referral from a link worker.
This builds on the successful project the Cornwall Link which has seen a sharp increase in the number of individuals, carers, family members and professionals accessing support via their online directory.
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