I’m Toby from Triangle Technology. We’ve been working on the problem of charity sector data and the signposting & referrals journey for nearly 4 years now. We now provide data mapping services, advice tools and a referrals platform to the charity sector / councils / anyone else who’s interested. We are very focused on national-level data coverage, so our approach has been focused on how to facilitate large-scale automated data harvesting, alternatives to the usual directory model, and utilizing AI to assist data mapping and search.
As we move forwards more into our implementation phase, we’re keen to explore ways of opening up our data to others where practical, and see Open Referral as a useful facilitator of that in future. We will be interested to see how the Open Referral standard progresses.