Acquisition of Open Objects
- Published: 26 July 2016
We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Open Objects by the Idox group.
Open Objects is a leading provider of online transactional services for the UK health and social care markets.
With the expansion of digital engagement and digital services, many local authorities, health bodies and third sector organisations rely on Open Objects to provide them with a wide range of digital services including:
- Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) hubs providing public access to information on who to turn to for advice, how to access support groups, how to access local care and health networks of free and ‘paid for’ services enabling people to live happier, healthier and more independent lives.
- Social Care Marketplaces to help stimulate the provision of local services, by providing choice for users through Product Showrooms and the PA Network for those looking to employ a personal assistant or personal assistants to find care work.
- Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) hubs which allow the publication of information, tracking of individuals and development of support plans for children and young people with a Special Educational Need or a Disability, while supporting the delivery of statutory information requirements.
Open Objects has an outstanding client list, working with many local authorities including – Staffordshire County Council, Devon County Council, Westminster Council, Calderdale Council, Reading Borough Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Sunderland City Council and City of London.
Richard Kellett-Clarke, CEO of Idox, commented: "The acquisition of Open Objects is an exciting opportunity which will extend our presence within the Adult Social Care and Family Services domains in local authorities as well as supporting our own digital growth strategy by expanding our capability to help our customers deliver digital services to their local communities.