v-connect leading £1m learning disability care project
A new £1m project to improve the care of people with learning disabilities is being led by v-connect. The project, BOLD-TC (Better Outcomes for People with Learning Disabilities – Transforming Care), brings the video consultation service provided by v-connect together with local and remote vital sign monitoring to allow new models of care to be developed.
Funded by a Phase 2 development contract awarded by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare competition, BOLD-TC began in October 2015. Project partners include Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and Hft, the national learning disability charity.
The project will collaborate with care providers and their clients to explore how multi-way video calling, remote video and other services through mobile devices, together with remote monitoring of vital signs can help people with learning disabilities remain in their community, increasing their independence and improving their health and wellbeing.
Adam Hoare, v-connect's Managing Director, said "This is a really exciting cross-disciplinary project, which has the potential to transform the way we support people with learning disabilities to manage their own health and wellbeing."
You can read the full press release here.
- Red Embedded Systems Ltd. www.v-connect.co.uk
- Rescon Ltd. www.rescontechnologies.com
- Hft www.hft.org.uk
- Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council www.sandwell.gov.uk
- Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG www.sandwellandwestbhamccg.nhs.uk
- Changing Our Lives www.changingourlives.org
- The DLF at Shaw Trust www.dlf.org.uk
- The Bayswater Institute bayswaterinst.org
- Janet Cobb (independent health consultant)
- David Atkinson (independent consultant nurse, co-developer of the Health Equalities Framework)