Who is involved?
London South Bank University (LSBU)
LBSU has a history of working collaboratively and embracing diversity in order to make a difference to people's lives through education, knowledge exchange and practical initiatives. The People's Academy @LSBU celebrates this socially inclusive approach to coproduction for health and social care through delivering and driving innovative ways of learning together. The Health and Wellbeing Institute is part of Research, Enterprise and Innovation (REI). @LSBU gives access to this expert knowledge and research in a broad range of areas spanning the healthcare marketplace.
You can find out more at: https://www.lsbu.ac.uk/business/expertise/health-wellbeing-institute
Open Age works with older Londoners (aged 50-105) to create chances to get together, find work, learn new skills and develop new interests. By doing this, we help people stay healthy in both mind and body to keep living life to the full. We run over 380 weekly, low cost performing & creative arts, languages, learning, socials and physical activities to 1,500+ people a week. 79% of our membership have one or more long-term health condition or disability.
You can find out more at: http://www.openage.org.uk/
Steps are money? The Sweatcoin app makes physical activity more rewarding by converting movement into a currency that can be spent on goods, services and experiences. Simply getting people to enjoy moving again!
You can find out more at: www.sweatco.in
St Health is a consortium of start-ups looking to use web and mobile technologies to enable patients with long-term conditions (diabetes, cardio-vascular disease) to better manage their self-care, through a telecentre-supported operation with access to clinicians to monitor and provide care and treatment on a more timely and effective basis.
You can find out more at: www.sainthealth.co.uk
Social Care for Excellence
MyCareMaker is a service for people who want to stay independent and living at home. Designed for individuals and their carers, the tool creates a simple platform for organising care, self-managing daily needs, purchasing a range of support services and using a personal care budget.
You can find out more by getting in touch with Deborah Rozanzky at: drozansky6191(@)btinternet.com