Tactuum: Local information system for Scotland about services, groups, activities and resources

Democratising Access to Community Services (DACS): ALISS – A Local Information System for Scotland – uses AI to help people to search for and share information about services, groups, activities and resources locally and nationally that will help them answer the question, “What keeps you well?”



Lead Organisation

Tactuum Ltd




Creating healthy Active places, Social Support Connections, Sustaining Physical Activity

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About the project

Specifically, this project seeks to build on the success of ALISS over the past decade by:

  • Linking ALISS with other directories and information sources, giving the user access to more information about services, groups, activities and resources.
  • Applying Artificial Intelligence algorithms to massively improve the range, quality and currency of information available.
  • Providing more personalised experiences for users, including AI-driven intelligent suggestions of relevant local and national services and based upon explicit and/or implied need.
  • Enabling ALISS to be connected through Open APIs allowing deep integration with the social prescribing platform by Elemental. This will enable community links workers, social prescribers and other workers to have access to ALISS information during the course of their supporting members of the public.
  • Opening up access to ALISS information through improved and expanded capability, specifically, by enabling access by users with voice enabled devices.

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