Sponsoring the CIEH Excellence Awards 2019 18th April 2019 RIAMS Collaborate by Sharing Cases 17th April 2019 The Noise App The Latest Activity on the Housing Professionals Forum 16th April 2019 RIAMS Resolve ASB Conference and Award Ceremony 10th April 2019 The Noise App Benefits of Using Private Communities 9th April 2019 RIAMS Collaborate using RHE Services 3rd April 2019 RIAMS IFEH Now Using RIAMS Communities 2nd April 2019 RIAMS Key Considerations When Issuing Community Protection Notices 27th March 2019 RIAMS App Solutions Helping ASB Practitioners Tackle Challenges 26th March 2019 Reportable New RIAMS Website Coming - Book your Training for 2019 21st March 2019 RIAMS Latest Developments to The Noise App 21st March 2019 The Noise App Early Bird Discount for Improving Food Safety in a Changing World Conference 20th March 2019 Training CIH Scotland: Supporting People and Communities 19th March 2019 The Noise App Prohibiting the use of a Hazardous Staircase 18th March 2019 RIAMS New Developments and a New RIAMS. Time to Subscribe? 15th March 2019 RIAMS Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Make Our ASB Conference Happen 13th March 2019 The Noise App Free Legal Updates through RIAMS Communities 12th March 2019 RIAMS Come and See us at CIH Scotland Conference 6th March 2019 The Noise App New SRS Bitesize Guides Now Available 6th March 2019 RIAMS Improving Food Safety in a Changing World Conference 5th March 2019 Training Reviewing the First SRS Subscriber Workshop 4th March 2019 RIAMS Happy Second Birthday, RIAMS Communities 1st March 2019 RIAMS

Benefits of Using RIAMS: Sharing Information

3rd December 2018 RIAMS

There are a few ways to share information through RIAMS and in this post, we are going to focus on how everyone can do this through RIAMS Communities.

For those who do not use Communities, this is our free discussion platform which is limited for use by those with a local government email address. There is a variety of public communities available for all users and RIAMS subscribers have the additional option to create private groups for discussion and information sharing.

We spoke with a couple of subscribers from Northern Ireland, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, about creating private communities, why this method works for them and how it’s helped. This is what they had to say:

“The Department of Health’s (DoH) Home Accident Prevention Strategy (2015-2025) sets out the regional strategic policy that is necessary in order to achieve a reduction in the number of accidental deaths and injuries in the home. The Public Health Agency (PHA) is the lead on the implementation of the strategy, with councils being specifically identified as having a role in delivering the Strategy. The Home Accident Prevention Strategic Implementation Group (HAPSIG) is the over-arching, multi-organisational regional group and an action plan was drawn up to enable implementation of the strategy. To assist with this, 3 sub-groups were set up:

1. Home Safety Check Scheme Sub-group
2. Communications and Education Sub-group
3. Research and Development Group

“To help with sharing of information across the various organisations, a HAPSIG Communications and Education Community was set up under RIAMS. The Community easily enables the group to collectively pool resources and share examples of good practice. It was also developed to be a central point for accessing minutes of sub-group meetings, regional and national policy, and information campaigns.”

If you would like to find out more about creating private groups in Communities and how these can help, please contact us on riams@rheglobal.com or call 01239 711793. Additionally, if there are any features in addition to those above you’d like us to highlight, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on kwright@rheglobal.com or call 01239 711793. 

Other blogs in this series:
One-stop Shop for You and Your Team (published on 12 November)
Regularly Reviewed Content (published on 19 November)
Improving Consistency (published on 29 November)
Sharing Information
Uploading Content (to be published on 10 December)
Accrue CPD (to be published on 17 December)