This webinar showcased eleven practical examples of how technology can support vulnerable people, particularly during the current pandemic. It illustrated the types of technology mentioned in the previous week’s webinar that covered the concepts of technology to help vulnerable people and the challenges of implementation.

Techforce.19 was established to direct funding to trial deployment of technology to support vulnerable people who need to stay at home or need other help in the community for extended periods of time. In one week the competition received 1600 applications, from which  18 were selected based on company credibility, solution feasibility, potential impact and digital maturity of proposal. The three categories were Remote Social Care, Optimising Staffing in Care & Volunteering Sectors and Mental Health.

A full recording of the webinar is here. All the slides that can be shared will be shown alongside the presenters below.


Like all DHACA webinars this began at 10 am, on Wednesday 13th May.

10.00 Welcome and introduction – Charles Lowe

10.05 The Techforce.19 competition– Anna King, Commercial Director, the Health Innovation Network and Neil Callard, Senior Programme Lead, NHSX

10.20 Buddi-Connect – Ro Murray & Fiona Carmichael

10.24 The RIX Multi Me Toolkit: a digital Support Network for people with learning disabilities in lock-down – Andy Minnion

10.28 Supporting vulnerable new and expecting parents and their babies at scale– Mridula Pore, CEO Peppy Health

10.32 Get Volunteering: Maximizing volunteering and community capacity through Covid19 and beyond – Kirsty Jordan, Peopletoo and Michael Taylor, Novoville

10.36 TeamKinetic – how to sustainably manage the supply and demand in your Volunteer workforce – lessons from our COVID-19 response –  Chris Martin, Founder and CEO at TeamKinetic

10.40 Birdie: Monitoring & responding to COVID-19 symptoms in the elderly – Philippa Main, Birdie Care

10.44 Remote monitoring and supported self-care for the at-risk – Nader Alaghband, Ampersand Health

10.48 Using technology for remote patient monitoring during the Covid-19 crisis – Daniel Lewi, Head of Business of Development, Aparito

10.52 Using insight to move care from being reactive to preventative – Alex Nash, Alcuris

10.56 How crowdfunding can help reduce the spread of infection – Seb Barker, Co-Founder and COO, Beam

11.00 A brief introduction to Feebris – Chris Malone

11.02 Questions

11.20 Summary and conclusion – Anna King

11.30 Close