NCAN – example of a referral network and demo system

Liz from NCAN has been in touch with the following:

21/06/14

As many of the Advice Service Transition Fund partnership around the country begin looking at options for developing their own referral systems, we’re looking at ways we can share the work we have done over the last two years of piloting and developing the NCAN Common Referral System (CRS).

We have also designed a fairly sophisticated advisor directory to enable referrals to be made appropriately with reference to up to date service information. This is available more widely as a referral and signposting database (not just for advisors signed up to use our online system) and as a directory for clients.

Directory

A web development company called Paston Chase has worked with us to design this database.

Paston Chase would be able to set up a copy of this directory for you (with your own logo and branding) for £450 plus VAT. This would link to your existing website and would be hosted separately. The annual hosting fee would be £110. Minor changes could be accommodated in this price, but any major revisions may incur an additional charge.

Alternatively, Paston Chase could design a whole website for you based on the NCAN model, and this would cost £950 + VAT plus an annual hosting charge of £147.

Contact Malcolm Lines on mgl@paston.co.uk or 01603 340010 (option 3) to discuss your needs.

Referral System

We have worked with a company called Turnkey IT Solutions to develop this system.

  • On the Training Materials page you will find a list of logins that you can use to access the demo system, as well as other training materials that will explain how it works.

Turnkey have suggested they could set up similar bespoke system for in the region of £3,500 plus VAT, plus an annual hosting fee of £300 for up to 20 organisations and £600 for up to 50 organisations. Contact Mike Turner at Turnkey at mike@turnkeyit.co.uk for more details.

 

Previous info from NCAN:

I posted info a little while back re the Norfolk Community Advice Network website and directory. We’ve had quite a few enquiries from ASTF partnerships who are looking at setting up their own online communication platforms. The web company have now created a demo system, so you can explore the content management part of the directory.

You can access this here:

http://www.advicedirectorydemo.org.uk/

With the username: demo

And password: demo

Check out the NCAN directory advanced search at

http://www.advicedirectorydemo.org.uk/directory/advisor-directory/

Check out the quick search at

http://www.advicedirectorydemo.org.uk/directory/

Paston Chase would be able to set up a copy of this directory for you (with your own logo and branding) for £450 plus VAT. This would link to your existing website and would be hosted separately. The annual hosting fee would be £110.

 

Alternatively, Paston Chase could design a whole website for you based on the NCAN model, and this would cost £950 + VAT plus an annual hosting charge of £147.

 

Contact Malcolm Lines on mgl@paston.co.uk  or 01603 340010 (option 3) if you would like to explore this further. Or get in touch if you would like more information from the NCAN point of view – liz@ncls.co.uk , 01603 216482.