Rutland County Council launches online directory

Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
Rutland County Council offices in Oakham
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Rutland County Council has launched a comprehensive online directory to help improve information and advice about the services that are available to communities.

The new Rutland Information Service went live on April 1 and can be accessed via the homepage of the council’s website or by visiting ris.rutland.gov.uk

The site allows residents to access a wealth of useful information in a single location, including guidance around care and support for adults, services for those with special educational needs and disabilities and information for families.

Users can search the site for anything, from childcare and holiday activities to local transport information and advice about money. People can also register to receive regular service updates via e-mail.

A link to the NHS Choices website allows you to check what GP, dentist and pharmacy services are available, while an extensive ‘what’s on’ guide lets you create a shortlist of things to do in the area.

The directory also allows residents to contact the council’s duty team to report concerns, if anyone is worried that a child, young person or adult is being abused.

The council’s director for resources Debbie Mogg said: “Our vision for the new directory was to have a ‘one-stop shop’ for all services in Rutland, so residents have a single trusted source of information.

“The service brings together useful content from a variety of different sites and is a great resource for local people. We’ve placed real emphasis on making the directory simple to use, so we have lots of relevant information that’s both quick and easy to find. We’ll be working with partners to add more information in the coming months so the service will get better and better over time.”

Funded by the Better Care Fund, the new service is a partnership between the council and East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group.

Residents can receive a free tutorial on the service at drop-in sessions at Oakham Library from 10am to midday every Monday and Wednesday.