The Ask Izzy Data Platform is a data tool that provides insights into the supply and demand of services across Australia such as housing, food, health and more.

Designed as a one-stop data shop for the community and social services sector the platform aims to provide organisations with information they can use to better tailor support to people who are struggling.

The Ask Izzy Open Data Platform was developed by Infoxchange, with support from Google, and was co-designed with organisations from community, government and academic sectors.

Using location-based, anonymous search data and service listing information taken from Ask Izzy and other Infoxchange sources, the platform shows the demand and supply of services in categories such as housing and homelessness, food, disabilities, family violence and mental health.

This means that for the first time, service providers and policymakers can identify gaps in the provision of services so that they can better plan and make decisions about how support services are delivered.

The platform also contains data from other sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This means that as well as seeing demand and supply data users can also access other relevant data such as rental costs, rates of employment and reasons for homelessness, giving a comprehensive view of the need and reasons for seeking support services across Australia.

To find out more about the Ask Izzy Open Data Platform go to the website.

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