Adult Social Care Hack Day
Identify how technology can help deliver better and cheaper Social Care. Help suggest solutions. Get an angle on the 'Assisted Living' and 'eHealth' market places.
On the 26th of October a little over 20 technologists will be sitting in a room in Liverpool Science Park with around 20 representatives of Liverpool's Adult Social Care teams. Together we will expore the issues the Council has in delivering better lives for vulnerable people. Then we will use our experience to come up with solutions that might do more for older and disabled people while create some savings along the way.
Even in an environment where savings have to be made this is a multi-billlion pound market, and because radical innovations need to be made to deal with the cuts commisioners are having to look beyond conventional solutions. If we can create products that will deliver what local authorities need for the right price, then there is a fresh opportunity to sell to this disrupted market. First step: find out what the user need is for these products.
We can also do some good. Disabled people and older people are threatened by the cuts. Solutions are needed so their quality of life will be kept up, or even improved on.
Come along, bring a laptop with some visualisation software (Balsamiq or equivalent, Photoshop or GIMP). There won't be time to code but we have the afternoon tp create some pretty precise descriptions of the product, complete with interfaces. Social care practioners and technologists will work together to make sure proposed products are really needed and are usuable. There will be some 'users' there as well.
Who shold come? Developers, UX/UI specialists, Social Entrepreneurs who want to develop products.
Made possible by the support and assistance of LJMU's Open Labs.
Organised by Digital Creativity in Disability.
When & Where
Mi: A partnership of the NHS/Liverpool Council/VCS/Leading Assited Living Technology Companies,
working with Liverpool Visions: Liverpool's business support organisation to create opportunities for SME's.
and Open Labs ar LJMU programme also designed to support SMEs.