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A new ‘friendship’ app designed to help people in a crisis is being developed by researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. The software, called Rescue Station, is aimed at helping those at risk of suicide. It allows users to pre-arrange face-to-face support based on a traffic light system. Red signifies an…
We’re all aware of the power, and the increasing popularity, of story to get a message across. And visual stories can be even more powerful. The quick creation of online, multimedia stories is possible using Medium. Medium enables the publication of stories that comprise text, web links, videos and photographs.…
The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health's (DH) Extra Care Housing capital programme, is a leading 'knowledge hub' for a growing network of housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing with…
This Get Online Week (12-18 October), Skills for Care is encouraging social care employers to think about how they could be more ‘digital’ as a way of working more efficiently and effectively. It is becoming increasingly important that service managers and frontline workers can be digital thinkers and doers. As…
The Who Cares? Trust has created Propel, an online resource providing full information about UK educational institutions’ pastoral and financial provision for care leavers, as well as inspirational stories from care-experienced students who have successfully made the transition from care to higher education. The charity hopes the new website will…
Twitter is great for keeping up to date with what’s happening, finding interesting information and sharing it with others. If you use Twitter and like it, you may be interested in Periscope, a live video streaming app for iOS and Android. The developers of the app became fascinated by the…
A new mobile app has been launched which aims to tap into the creative juices of people with autism to find new tech solutions to some of the everyday challenges they face. ‘ASCmeI.T.’, a free mobile app available on Android and Apple, has been developed by a consortium of researchers…
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has developed a new App to be used as a reference resource for all workers whose role includes supporting or caring for adults. It is designed to be used in conjunction with the worker’s own organisation’s adult support and protection policies and procedures. There…
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