Barcelona City Council, acting through the Manager's Office for Social Rights and the Municipal Institute of Social Services (IMSS), aims to promote the creation of new integrated information systems on its Social Services Platform so as to improve, speed up and facilitate social assistance for citizens. The aim is to distribute these new systems through two lines of assistance: basic and emergency social assistance and social assistance for the promotion of personal independence and residential accommodation for the elderly. The SIRIUS information system is a resource that falls within the basic and emergency line of social assistance.
Co-funded by the Catalan European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the agreement between Barcelona City Council and the Catalan government for the Catalan ERDF Operational Programme for 2014-2020 and aimed at Social Services Centres (SSCs), the new SIRIUS information system falls within the “Impulsem!” municipal initiative. SI Sirius is intended to be created as an application for centralising the management of the SSC's more than 500 professionals.
The goal is to have a smart system at hand that allows a work plan to be devised which is based on objectified assessment and monitoring tools for cases while also enabling group or community assistance from the basic social services and providing all professionals with a standard tool aimed at speeding up referrals and the monitoring of the resources that users are offered.
This application will benefit citizens requiring advice on resources or social services or who need basic social assistance, and users who are already receiving a service from the basic municipal social services. It will also benefit municipal workers working in social services centres providing first-level municipal social-services assistance who attend to citizens in a personalised way, closer to the service users and their family and social circles.