BARNET AND SOUTHGATE COLLEGE PARTNERS WITH ‘MYLIFERAFT’
Barnet and Southgate College are excited to continue their partnership with ‘MyLiferaft’ as part of its on-going development of the Centre of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Care (CETEC), which opened in September 2017.
Firas Sarhan is the Director and lead academic for the Centre of Excellence for Technology Enhanced Care (CETEC) at Barnet and Southgate College, he said:
“Our aim is to deliver tailored assistive technology which can support the needs of individuals with long term conditions who are living in the community, our new partnership with MyLiferaft will do this. Or ultimate aim is to ensure safe, high quality care to improve the quality of life of a patient; through a better understanding of their medical condition to assist with their integration into society or living more independently. The CETEC team at the College is continually developing new working practices with the support of partner organisations and educational research programmes to support the delivery of technology enhanced health and social care services.”
Created by technology entrepreneur Nicola Murgatroyd who faced real problems managing the care of her daughter who had complex special needs, MyLiferaft was designed to support those within a care circle. It offers a way to stay on top of all the information that comes with caring for a child or loved one, and to share it with the people who need it. It’s a secure place online where all the details about your loved one’s health, care and well-being are stored. Through a tablet, laptop or phone, you can keep your care network up to date, on screen or on paper. You decide who gets what information, and when.
Nicola Murgatroyd, Founder & CEO of MyLiferaft said:
“This is a very exciting time for assistive technology within the social and care environment. New ways of supporting those in need and those that care for them are being designed and launched almost weekly and we are delighted to be working with Barnet and Southgate College through their Living Lab to drive this change forward.”