Many technology providers are developing new tools or releasing their products for free to support health and social care providers, staff and people receiving care during the Covid-19 outbreak. We will keep adding to this list as we become aware of new offers.
Digital Social Care have not tested the products listed and have compiled the list on the basis of what our team have found or had referred to us. Some products may have a cost associated when Covid-19 is over.
If you would like to be added to this list please contact us.
|Award-winning software - FREE to all care providers|
• Recruits care workers faster than ever before.
• Posts vacancies straight to CareJob.co and Google Jobs.
• Automatically communicates with applicants so you don't have to.
• 24/7 cloud access for remote working.
Workforce (by Netli) is the award-winning recruitment and HR platform, built just for the care sector.
There has never been a more important time to recruit and deploy staff as quickly as possible, so we are offering all care providers free, unlimited usage of Workforce.
Your entire recruitment process can be automated and setup with full team access in as little as 10 minutes and our support team are available to guide you through getting started.
Get your free and instant access today to make sure your recruitment campaigns don't suffer through the coronavirus crisis.
Care advice for later life
We are offering every registered care provider in the country a free standard listing on Autumna. Autumna is the second largest online register with an advice line supporting families looking for care. At a time when families can’t visit a home and hospital discharge timescales are down to one hour, online visibility and information is crucial for families.
Your free listing includes: photo, contact details, link to your website, CQC and information about the care you offer.
The standard listing will remain free at all times and there are never any referral fees.
|We are opening up our Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes FREE of charge to help them maintain communication with families during these unprecedented times. |
Relatives Gateway allows secure messaging and photos to be shared between care home residents and their families, it will also give carers an efficient way to provide wellbeing updates to concerned loved ones.
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, commended the initiative by saying: “This will help Care Homes maintain isolation, but at the same time, enable people to keep in contact with relatives, friends and loved ones.”
|Reducing the number of preventable falls in the ageing population through digital, evidence-based interventions||https://nhsaccelerator.com/innovation/safe-steps/|
|For existing Sekoia customers only • We've staffed up in our support team, making sure that we can maintain our zero bugs policy|
• We are launching new healthcare measurements, including C19 relevant respiratory frequency, temperature and six other types
• We have joined forces with Issac Theophilus to quickly shoot out a C19 Risk Assessment
• We've gathered amounts of relevant material in our support universe that customers can use as video / photo / text instructions in their Sekoia version
|At Birdie, our number one priority is ensuring that elderly people can continue to live well, and that the people supporting them are enabled to deliver care safely and efficiently. We know that some of our services can offer immediate relief and value to home care agencies during this crisis, by reducing costs, improving communication and reducing the need for excess contact. That’s why we’ve decided to make some of Birdie’s core services free, until at least June 30th and potentially longer if necessary, to help home care providers to effectively manage the ongoing situation.|
Specifically, we are making our eMAR (medication manager), care logs and our family app freely available to any new home care provider that signs up. We know that you need a solution, fast. With remote online set-up and training plus 24/7 online support from our team, it’s easy to implement Birdie in your agency.
|The National Care Force connects volunteers with social care providers to support the elderly and vulnerable in need during the coronavirus crisis. Care providers can use this free online platform to find volunteers to help with cooking, child care, driving, running errands and other such assistance, freeing up staff to focus on immediate care. |
It is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Florence in response to the virus's impact on frontline social care. The platform is available for use across social care and local authority services.
|Simple, clear microlearning delivered straight to care workers’ phones – now free|
Guest learners can now register for the CuppaCare app for free. Get 5-minute ‘Sips’ of microlearning on topics including handwashing, hand sanitisers, food hygiene. We will be adding other practical guidance relevant to Covid-19 and homecare work over the coming days. Builds a knowledge base on your phone, and awards digital badges to evidence your learning.
|Care homes are being offered free care home management software to help their head office staff access resident and staff records remotely by CoolCare. This offer will last for at least 3 months.|
Features include enquiry/occupancy management, resident invoicing and staff records to monitor training, appraisal and relevant pre-start checks.
The offer is available for care homes who do not currently have software provision which enables remote working.
|Leecare will provide, Free of Charge, the P5Mycareplan App to all residents/clients of residential, nursing home, supported living, domiciliary and other health support services.|
The App is linked to photos staff or residents or clients can upload to share with families, but is also linked to over 400 questions residents or clients can answer regarding their life preferences, goals, feelings and care wishes, which link to a summary care plan, giving residents and clients empowerment and a welcome distraction whilst they add meaningful information to share.
Staff will then be able to really know how residents or clients are experiencing isolation with COVID-19 enforcement. All this data links to an expert clinical, care & lifestyle system which you can access for free for 3 months after which you don’t need to use it – but residents and families and your organisation can have access to the App and that information for a year.
To access this offer, please contact:
GM UK - Temby Nyemba: 01296 847499; 07456 050032
Exec Director EMEA - Neel Augusthy
E: [email protected]
|critiQuie are offering their "WellBeing for staff" solution to all businesses free of charge for a period of three months. |
The WellBeing Tool assists employees to voice concerns, give suggestions and request help as an addition to other communication channels organisations already have in place, i.e voice or message services. Businesses can also see all staff concerns, plus will be alerted instantly to any staff requesting assistance.
|My Learning cloud are offering their Lite Learning Environment, completely free of charge to any care organisation in the UK. There is no contract, no fee and no obligation to buy. |
This offer is designed to allow any care organisation, no matter their budget to access quality elearning and train new recruits as effectively as possible.
Care organisations will then be able to select up to five elearning courses from the extensive My Learning Cloud catalogue (with the exception of the Care Certificate) and use them to train as many staff as they like for 12 weeks, or until the 30th June 2020, whichever comes first.
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