VCSE organisation: Mid & East Antrim Agewell Partnership (MEAAP)
Social Challenge: Mid & East Antrim Agewell Project engaging with over 120 older people groups across the Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus area, through various activities, events and trips. Since the pandemic, their services have moved online to support this demographic. However, the lack of know-how, equipment and internet connection has left many of these already vulnerable people socially excluded and with little contact with the outside world. Mid & East Antrim Agewell Project joined the Techies in Residence programme to find a digital solution for isolated, vulnerable older people to access and use technology safely.
Tech Solution: Watch the demonstration video of the prototype digital solution’ MyEasy app
Following participation in the programme, MEAAP pitched for and received a Seed Fund award of £12,000 to enable them to further develop, test and launch their prototype project. You can watch their pitch, which was presented at the TiR 2021 showcase event here
The Seed Fund award will be used to
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