22nd July 2020 – RIVIAM Digital Care has been awarded £48,450 funding by Innovate UK to reinforce its new social prescribing platform.
RIVIAM transforms care supply throughout Covid-19
RIVIAM’s Wellbeing platform is at the moment utilized in Tub and North East Somerset (BaNES) by Virgin Care, BaNES Council and plenty of third sector organisations, together with Age UK BaNES, Residents Recommendation BaNES and Tub Thoughts, to co-ordinate the availability of meals, psychological well being, wellbeing and welfare help for weak individuals through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since April 2020, roughly 1500 circumstances and slightly below 6500 requires help have been managed shortly and effectively by associate organisations collaborating collectively on-line utilizing RIVIAM in a Compassionate Group Hub.
The funding supplied by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Company, can be utilized by RIVIAM to increase its present Wellbeing social prescribing service, reworking the power for well being, social care and third sector organisations to work collectively.
New capabilities will allow authorised customers to set and share duties, observe outcomes and immediate message one another about circumstances – all securely with strict safety measures. Every associate organisation will proceed to make use of its personal methods however RIVIAM acts as a safe ‘digital bridge’ to share info and supply a single view of an individual’s care. All knowledge used inside RIVIAM Wellbeing is securely saved in UKCloud Well being’s UK sovereign multi-cloud platform.
Paul Targett, Managing Director of RIVIAM Digital Care, says:
“People only want to tell their story once and to receive a timely, personalised response from different agencies working together. But it’s currently really hard for organisations using different IT systems to share information securely and co-ordinate care. Also, providers in the third sector don’t have the digital capabilities to communicate easily with their health and social care partners.”
“With RIVIAM Wellbeing, organisations in different sectors can collaborate as one team harnessing their collective power to deliver for people in need. The funding from Innovate UK allows us to develop a new way for multi-agency care to be delivered making taxpayers money go further.”
Claire Thorogood, Head of Contracting & Efficiency, BaNES Council, says:
“Providing a system whereby partners can share information securely and work more collaboratively has been and will continue to be crucial to the success of the Hub. This has transformed how we have worked in partnership.”
“RIVIAM has contributed to the success of the Hub because all partners can track the support we offer to individuals to best meet their needs. It also enables staff across all organisations to work more flexibly whether that is from the Hub or at home. We welcome this additional funding that has been secured.”
Michael Plows, Supervisor of Group Volunteering Companies Tub and North East Somerset, Virgin Care, says:
“The Compassionate Community Hub is an excellent example of a strong working partnership created through the Council, Virgin Care, 3SG and other third sector partners across different organisational boundaries all coming together and making a real difference to the local population.”
“RIVIAM has been instrumental in the success of our collaborative approach allowing us to streamline the digital processes in a shared and secure way. Paul and his team at RIVIAM have pulled out all the stops to get the platform up and running in such a short space of time and we are all looking forward to the additional capabilities provided by RIVIAM via the Innovate UK grant.”
Les Redwood, CEO Residents Recommendation BaNES, one of many organisations utilizing RIVIAM, says:
“At Citizens Advice BaNES, we have been working with other charities and third sector organisations over the last year to bring together a partnership with BaNES Council, Virgin Care and the Clinical Commissioning Group to provide a more effective and efficient service to residents, patients and clients all across BaNES. The dreadful challenges of Covid-19 galvanised these partnership discussions into greater action and the Compassionate Community Hub was born. Ten organisations were quickly and effectively working together to initially provide an emergency response to Covid-19.
“The ‘glue’ that pulled all this together was the revolutionary technology platform that was created and delivered to support this crucial work – RIVIAM’s Wellbeing service. This, without doubt has enabled the initiative to become a huge, unique, nationwide success story, and to deliver a far more effective and efficient solution for the Local Authority, lead healthcare provider and local third sector partners.”
James Carlin, Director, 3SG, which represents Tub’s third sector organisations, says:
“RIVIAM has been key to the success of the Compassionate Community Hub. For the first time, we have been able to work collaboratively on one platform without the need for phone calls or emails. This makes for more accurate partnership working and a better service for residents in all parts of Bath and North East Somerset.”
Kate Morton, CEO, Tub Thoughts, one of many organisations utilizing RIVIAM, says:
“The establishment of the Compassionate Community Hub in response to the pandemic has been an amazing achievement. Ensuring a collaborative, multi-agency approach to community service provision has been vital to meeting the needs of the BaNES community, and RIVIAM has been instrumental in this. It has allowed all organisations to work in a more efficient and coordinated way and so provide a flexible, timely response to our communities.”
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About RIVIAM Digital Care
RIVIAM Wellbeing allows healthcare, native authority and third sector organisations to co-ordinate care and social prescribing in a seamless, environment friendly, safe approach enhancing individuals’s lives.
RIVIAM Digital Care is enthusiastic about enhancing individuals’s lives by offering a safe platform and companies for well being, social care and third sector organisations to collaborate and co-ordinate care. Our expertise connects with current pc methods and medical information while enabling new care companies. With RIVIAM, our prospects can make higher use of their assets, construct on info inside current NHS methods and ship joined-up care with joined-up info. For extra info, go to www.riviam.com
About Innovate UK
Innovate UK drives productiveness and financial development by supporting companies to develop and realise the potential of latest concepts.
We join companies to the companions, prospects and buyers that may assist them flip concepts into commercially profitable services and products and enterprise development.
We fund enterprise and analysis collaborations to speed up innovation and drive enterprise funding into R&D. Our help is offered to companies throughout all financial sectors, worth chains and UK areas. Innovate UK is a part of UK Analysis and Innovation.
For extra info, go to www.innovateuk.ukri.org
Concerning the Compassionate Group Hub in Tub and North East Somserset
Virgin Care and Banes 3SG, who symbolize third sector organisations throughout Tub and North East Somerset, have come collectively alongside BaNES Council and the CCG to supply an recommendation and help hub. Compassionate Group is a BaNES broad motion which recognises that there are individuals and organisations supporting one another, can step in as and when wanted, with precise or digital help. Learn extra right here: