Innovation in Action

Innovation takes all shapes and sizes. Below is a selection of innovations from the third sector that are in various stages of development.

Organisation Name:

PAMIS

Project Title:

Digital Passports

Project Outline:

PAMIS have developed an exciting new resource for families caring for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. The Digital Passports can also be used to encourage partnership working between family carers, paid carers and professionals.

 

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Organisation Name:

Carr Gomm and Planys Mobile

Project Title:

ClickGo

Project Outline:

Image showing ClickGo app on tablet

ClickGo is an innovative, accessible online tool developed by Carr Gomm and Planys Mobile to empower people to self-direct their social care support. With the principles of personalisation at its heart, the project aims to make choice, control and independence a reality for everyone, regardless of support needs or support provider.

ClickGo users can securely log in to the website to manage all aspects of their care. They can access their real-time support schedule (complete with photographs and profiles of their support workers) whenever they choose and can send appointment requests to their provider.

The budget tracker enables users to take ownership of their individualised social care budget, while the outcomes tracker allows them to record their progress and create a body of evidence to share at reviews. ClickGo was piloted in 2012, gathering feedback and suggestions from around 100 people to iteratively develop the tool over three years.People at conference looking at a tablet

“ClickGo is simple to work and means I don’t have to worry about things. I can see my calendar, support visits and staff all on the tablet!” – Jane, Dundee

The pilot’s success helped secure funding from Google and the Scottish Government to create an improved version of ClickGo that is now available to everyone.

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Organisation Name:

Revive MS Support (Known as Revive)

Project Title:

Access Revive MS Support (ARMSS)

Project Outline:

Revive MS Support is a centre of expertise for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Initially just offering hyperbaric oxygen treatment, the centre has expanded to include a huge array of services to support people living with MS. Having such a multidisciplinary team of clinicians co-located in a single centre allows for integrated, person centred services. It also means that Revive contains unrivalled expertise in the practical treatment of MS through the concentration and diversity of the professionals there. ARMSS aims to be an online consultation service that will increase the geographical spread of the people accessing Revive, decrease the number of missed/cancelled appointments due to accessibility issues and increase the overall number of referrals taken.

Latest Update:
Project approved by the DHI. The DHI Laboratory team will be key partners on this project. By running co-design workshops with people living with MS, the DHI will ensure that the ARMSS project meets with the person centred ethos of Revive MS Support.