Tell Us Once–In the news
This morning the director of the Tell Us Once project, Lyn McDonald appeared on BBC Breakfast television to talk about the success that the launch of Tell Us Once is bringing to both central government and local government . Furthermore she also expressed the benefit that it is providing to the citizen. Through the rest of the morning the news around TUO is being presented by Lyn and Matt Briggs across radio and TV.
Tell Us Once is the major project Solidsoft have been developing on behalf of DWP.
Tell Us Once, a new service which takes on the responsibility from loved ones of notifying relevant government departments and services of a family bereavement and for a birth. The optional and free facility will be offered by council registrars to family members at the end of a death registration appointment or birth registration process.
The Tell Us Once Service will the share relevant details with a number of central and local government organisations, giving the bereaved or new parents a much simpler way of reporting a change to their family circumstances.
By March 2012 over 95% of councils will be online with TUO providing either bereavement, birth or both to their citizens.
Solidsoft have been involved with the project for over 4 years and have not only delivered the latest release but also provided a pilot project that ran for over 2 years in 44 councils prior to the latest full release.
TUO is one of the great successes in Government IT delivery and in the future will branch out to support both the private sector and more changes of circumstance such as Change of Address.