Carerbase was developed in conjunction with Birmingham City Council, the largest city council in the UK, to provide Emergency Respite Care as announced under the New Deal for Carers in February 2007. It integrates a full database of carers and their cared for’s and displays all the relevant information to the telephone operator who can then action the emergency plan.
Carerbase is designed from the ground up to be a flexible environment for web based applications. The system is built around the principle of a central core and snap-in modules which carry out the work. As a result bespoke applications can be quickly and cost-effectively added and modified into the system.
The core system handles each user request and manages the security of the system, interfaces with the database, logs system events and generates the web pages which are viewed by the end user. It combines the different modules through a simple and effective role-based permissions structure meaning that applications can be built securely from the start.