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LARIA East Event

Date: 6 December 2017
Venue: Centrum Building, Norwich Research Park
Time: 10:00-16:30

Archived – Please note this event series took place in the past and has been left here for reference purposes. View our full list of events to see what we have coming up or send us an email if there is a particular type of event you are interested in.

Our researchers at University of East Anglia are proud to be hosting the next regional LARIA meeting for the East of England. This collaborative event will explore the benefits of local government working in partnership with researchers to assess their services and to deliver improvements. Read the agenda below.

Time Session
10:00 Tea and coffee
10:30 Welcome and introductions (Richard Potter, Professor Ruth Hancock / Richard Clarke)
10:45 Developing personas for the transformation of social care
Richard Snell, Client Manager, Local Government and Education, IBM Commercial
IBM have been working in partnership with the UEA to develop personas that reflect the needs and aspirations of stakeholders in and around the social care system  with the aim that they will enabled the detailed assessment of future policy interventions on these stakeholders.
11:05 Vulnerability among new council tenants
Norwich City Council and Professor Ruth Hancock, Dr Marcello Morciano, Dr Ferran Espuny Pujol and Amanda Burke from UEA.
The Health Economics group at the UEA are working in partnership with Norwich City Council analysing data on new tenants to examine predictors of outcomes such as rent arrears.  This talk will describe this partnership process and the aims of the project.
11:25 Assessing green infrastructure provision in the East of England
Professor Andrew Lovett, UEA
Andrew will report on a project working with county councils in the East of England in order to make use of open-source spatial data to develop green infrastructure mapping for local government.
11:45 Short break
12.00 Analysing local authority data about looked after children: who stays in care, who leaves, and where do children go?
Professor Elsbeth Neil, Dr Lisanne Gitsels, UEA
This talk will present key findings from a longitudinal analysis the analysis of eight years of data on children in care in one local authority (using LAC903 data). Children’s pathways through the care system were analysed across time, revealing which children leave the care system, where they went, and how many children subsequently re-entered care. The process of data sharing and the results of the analysis will be discussed.
12.20 The development of a measure of rural disadvantage: a Norfolk case study
Tim Winters, Norfolk County Council; Professor Andy Jones, Amanda Burke, UEA,
UEA have been working in collaboration with Norfolk County Council, Public Health England and other organisations, to develop an approach to measuring rural disadvantage. This talk will explain the rationale behind this work and give an overview of its main findings.


13:40 Big Data Analysis: mining heterogeneous data
Dr. Beatriz De La Iglesia, UEA
Beatriz will give an overview of partnership work in data mining, in particular the analysis of Twitter to detect health events. This will include the types of pre-processing needed, how to extract useful features from Twitter data, how to optimise keywords, and what type of algorithms can be used to generate the strongest possible signal for syndromic surveillance.
14:00 Information and consultation for the 2021 Census
Neil Townsend, Head of Stakeholder Engagement, ONS.
The design and plans for the 2021 Census operation: where we are on topics, testing to date, Local Authority and community engagement
14:55 Short break
15:10 The Intelligent Council: What drives councils to develop their intelligence?
Richard Potter: Analytics Cambridge Ltd.
Many Councils are looking at ways of developing themselves as Intelligent Organisations.  How can an Intelligent Council be recognised?  Richard will report back on interviews with 50 people who gave their views on areas that need to be addressed and what can be done to help.
15:30 What works and where next? Discussion session
Using a ‘world café’ approach to identify insights about best practice for partnership working and to prioritise further opportunities for collaboration.
16:00-16:30 Round up and close

For more information, visit the LARIA event page.