Research Sandwell was formed in April 2006 and is the principal provider of research and intelligence support to the Sandwell Partnership, the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP). Members include Sandwell Council, Sandwell NHS Primary Care Trust, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police. Research Sandwell works to support and challenge the policy and decision-making processes of Sandwell Council and its partners through the provision and use of high quality intelligence.
However, as well as providing help and guidance on research and consultation projects, the main aim of the team is to deliver a Local Intelligence System (known as Sandwell Trends) for the partnership.
Alex Hawley, Research and Information Manager, Research Sandwell tells us more about how InstantAtlas is being used by the team and how it has helped meet their objectives.Getting started
“We first acquired InstantAtlas Desktop in 2006 and we could instantly see the appeal. We were still significant users of other software for our back office GIS work but we knew that InstantAtlas would give us something different that we could share with our partners,” he says.
InstantAtlas was first used for the State of Sandwell report. The team developed a series of interactive reports that were uploaded to a library. This was the starting point for the transition to Sandwell Trends which is a fully fledged LIS system.
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