Local authorities are using UPRNs to provide support for vulnerable people
Every business and organisation wants to move faster and deliver better results. As Covid-19 is a threat to us all, it’s never been more important to understand who needs help – to identify the most vulnerable people in our communities – and to give them the joined-up, practical support they need. The Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) has an invaluable role to play in making this achievable, with confidence.
Looking for clarity
At this challenging time, some people simply want information about what’s happening and support in keeping their morale up – mental and physical health always go hand in hand. For others, there’s a specific need for specialist medical care or increased levels of support services. To deliver on both requirements, local authorities, blue light, and local health services need to make targeted, joined-up, efficient and effective plans.
Hackney Council has responded rapidly to the current health crisis. The data and insight team at HackIT (the council’s ICT service) have used the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN) to get clarity on the make-up of their communities, using it to help pinpoint which local residents and businesses are most vulnerable to the health and economic impacts of Covid-19, including feelings of isolation and loneliness.