You may remember our post back in September, on the research we were carrying out into how a digital tool might help residents of tower blocks.

At that stage, with invaluable input from residents, lawyers, health and safety professionals and especially the Southwark Group of Tenants Organisation, we’d just finished the discovery phase and published a report on our research and prototyping.

We’ve now had the great news that the Legal Education Foundation are funding us to build a beta version of the tool we’d prototyped. It’ll be a simple way for residents of tower blocks to get the information they need to fix a range of problems in their accommodation, from structural and maintenance issues to legal ones.

As we start development, we’ll again be working with Tower Blocks UK, tireless champions of tower block residents and very much experts in this field.

We’ll make sure to keep updating as we progress. The hope is to formally launch the new tool in September next year — so watch this space for further news.

Image: Nirmal Rajendharkumar

Original source – mySociety

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