North West digital forum iNetworks has nominated Bury Council for an innovation award for its ‘Bury Directory’ – an online Hub developed by Open Objects offering people in the local area easy access to integrated information about health, social care and community services.

The Council is calling on its residents, fellow local authority colleagues and service providers to help Bury reach the shortlisting the category, Innovative Access to Public Services (IAPS), by registering their vote. Nominations are live and run until 19th November. Public voting will help to determine the finalists before a judging panel confirms the overall winner. If the team qualifies, the Council will be invited to an awards ceremony in Manchester on 30 January 2018.

Katie Wood, The Bury Directory Development Officer said: “Bury has worked with Open Objects over the last two years to deliver The Bury Directory. With limited resources, we have brought together multiple lists and databases to provide advice and information to our citizens in a more consistent way. As well as supporting the wellbeing of our communities, the Bury Directory is a key component of the council’s self-care agenda. It helps to improve the community’s quality of life, showcase what we have to offer and ease financial pressure on our resources.  It would be fantastic to be shortlisted for this digital award as we’re very proud of what we have achieved so far and are continuing to develop the Directory to make it even better.”

Vote for Bury Council to be shortlisted in the iNetworks Awards here

To find out more about the Bury Directory or any of Open Objects’ service directory solutions contact us