We are delighted to announce that technical developments allowing information about relevant third sector organisations and services to be shared between infoengine and Dewis Cymru are now operational.
Infoengine is an online directory of third sector services in Wales. It is provided and supported by Third Sector Support Wales, a partnership of County Voluntary Councils and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. It has over 4,000 services offered by voluntary organisations and community groups. This number increases daily.
Dewis Cymru is a website providing information about well-being in Wales. The website is developed by Data Cymru on behalf of the 22 local authorities in Wales. It contains a resource directory of over 6,000 local and national organisations and services including local authority services, community groups, voluntary organisations and businesses. Infoengine adds to this a comprehensive set of information about third sector services making it a unique source of information for use across Wales. It also includes a set of Information Pages designed to help people think about ‘what matters’ to them.
This development is a real example of practical collaboration between the third sector and the public sector in Wales and ensures that information is readily available to both the public and to those who offer advice and support to the public across Wales. In practical terms, information about such services is now visible on both sites regardless of where the information is added.