Pioneered by Greengrape Solutions and praised by the UK government, MySignpost (www.mysignpost.org) is a joined-up network of online support for practitioners of public, private, charity and voluntary provision on Greater Merseyside, helping the wider community to progress in work, learning and life.
In this challenging economic climate, there has been an increasing demand for a more cohesive approach to regional support services - and the commission was a direct response to requests for a centralised directory of training, employment and guidance opportunities available to the 1.5million people who live across the six local authorities of Liverpool, Knowsley, Halton, Wirral, Sefton and St Helens.
The result is a publicly accessible website that provides information and help for everything from out-of-school clubs to debt support to housing services. It's a directory, forum, diary, planner, support service and news-feed rolled into one.
'The MySignpost project is exactly the kind of initiative that organisations should be involved in,' says Chris Grayling, Minister for Employment. 'I'm sure it will prove to be very successful.'
* MySignpost was commissioned by Liverpool City Council on behalf of the City Region Employment Strategy and funded by North West Development Agency and European Social Fund.