IPC develops new website for Welsh Assembly

Tuesday, 09 November 2010


A new forecasting website for the Welsh Assembly Government developed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) has gone live.

A new forecasting website for the Welsh Assembly Government developed by the Institute of Public Care (IPC) has gone live.

The website, named ‘Daffodil’, is designed to help planners make decisions about health and social care provision based on projections of population growth and the prevalence of certain health conditions.

It means local authorities in Wales are better supported with information to plan health and social care services together with other public and private sector organisations.

Jo Ward, Commissioning Manager – Older People, Wrexham County Borough Council praised it for being, "a very simple system, easy to use and saves you hours of work.”

IPC is part of the School of Social Sciences and Law.

Daffodil holds hundreds of data sets of information which in the past were only available from many different sources. The site can be found at www.daffodilcymru.org.uk. Registration has initially been restricted to those working in central or local government, the NHS and academia.

The project follows on from two other successful online forecasting and planning systems provided by IPC for England’s Care Services Efficiency Delivery (CSED) programme, and which are now used extensively in both the private and public sectors.

POPPI (Projecting Older People Population Information) helps planners project the demography of those aged 65 and over alongside the incidence rates of certain conditions, such as dementia. PANSI (Projecting Adult Needs and Service Information) concentrates on the needs of populations aged 18-64.