We’re very proud to have been selected as a finalist for the Essex Challenge Dementia programme. We’re looking forward to working with Essex hospitals, care homes, carers and people living with dementia to further develop Mycarematters in the coming months.
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Read the full press release from Essex County Council:
Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Cllr John Spence from Essex County Council said:“I am delighted that Essex County Council are at the forefront of this pioneering challenge and have been impressed both by the quality and quantity of entries into the Challenge Dementia Prize.I would like to thank all the judges for taking the day and using their expertise and experience to decide on the nine shortlisted entries. Having seen the range of ideas and solutions I look forward to hearing how these projects develop during the next six months, knowing that all of them are working hard to improve the lives of those living with dementia.”Further information can be found at the Challenge Dementia webpage http://challenge-prizes.essex.gov.uk/challenge-dementia/
The shortlisted projects are:
- The Wayback, The Wayback Team , Hertford
- Home, EPUT NHS and Accenture Liquid Studio, Essex and London
- Happy at Home, Active Minds, London
- Building Creative Communities, University of Essex, Colchester
- Vivify Me, 11 year old boy, London
- Remarkable Lives, Remarkable Tech Ltd, Stroud
- MyCareMatters, My Care Matters Ltd, Horsham
- Communication without waiting lists, eQuality Time, Luton
- How Do I?, NFC Helps Me Limited, London
Pioneered by Essex County Council, Challenge Dementia was open to individuals, teams and companies with ideas for ambitious and innovative products, technologies and services that will enable people living with dementia to remain connected to the people and places around them and to maintain their identity.