OpenCommunity adopts extended Open Referral data standard

OpenCommunity is trialling the Open Referral UK data standard for the interchange of services information. Open Referral UK is compatible with the international Open Referral standard but it adds extra features to support UK requirements. These requirements were identified by the OpenCommunity Discovery report and by pilot council work on Loneliness coordinated by the Local …


Every local authority, health organisation, police force and voluntary sector organisation maintain some form of directory of locally available services, with massive duplication of effort. This project explores the case for standardising how service data is captured, communicated and quality assured. We have just completed the discovery phase.