Find a Place is a website with two purposes – both a front end purpose, and back end. For the front end, the website is a search portal for care homes across the West Wales Care Partnership area. Visitors of the website can browse all of the care homes across three counties, as well as view live data on vacancies and types of beds available.
On the back end, each county and health board has access to the care home data – tracking vacancies, movements and more on a weekly basis. The website combines two requirements into one – that being the ability to ensure data is kept up to date from the care homes, and also allowing care homes to advertise themselves too.
For us, there was a great deal of custom development required for launch of the Find a Place Beta version, and on-going to add functionality for development and new functionality.