We truly believe that using MyLiferaft can help individuals, families and professionals address a wide range of health, well-being and social care issues.
Whether you are using the Trackers and Goals to monitor progress, Reminders to help you organise appointments or sharing the information within your care-circle to ensure a consistent approach to your care plan, MyLiferaft has been designed for everyone – however, don’t just take our word for it!
People from all walks of life with a range of different disabilities are embracing MyLiferaft every week and realising how it can make a positive change to their lives. Read about some of the MyLiferaft community and how it has helped them and those around them.
Susan* has cerebral palsy and is non-verbal, but this doesn’t stop her studying hard and taking an active part in life on campus! She uses eye-gaze technology to update her information in MyLiferaft.
“Using MyLiferaft lets me have a voice in my care. The college where I go has a system, but I don’t have access to this, so sharing information I’ve added to MyLiferaft helps them and me. It is also really useful that I can use the information in MyLiferaft for my transition sessions with my care-circle”
*Susan’s name has been changed to protect her anonymity.
Throughout Scarlett’s life, the professionals around her have encouraged me to “write everything down”, and MyLiferaft allows me to do just that. Using the About Me pages, the journal and the calendar functions, I really appreciate being able to keep everything in one place and to be able to check everything is on track – and all from my phone. I also appreciate all this information being available, in one place, being particularly useful when it comes to form filling. MyLiferaft is able to pull through the information that I have already entered elsewhere in MyLiferaft to populate the onerous and lengthy DLA form. It is also proving a great time saver as I prepare to move Scarlett from a statement to an education, health and care plan (EHCP).
Anna has two children, Scarlett aged 10 and Heidi aged 4. Scarlett has ongoing medical needs (she was born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia) and a developmental disorder (Cornelia de Lange); relatedly Scarlett was diagnosed with autism at age 6. She attends a special school. Anna has recently started using MyLiferaft and is a Parent Advisor at the OWL Centre
Debs has three children. Each child has a serious condition that requires a tailored plan. Debs has set up a MyLiferaft for each child, to monitor and manage their health and care. As their MyLiferaft Manager, she acts on their behalf and controls and manages all of their information. She keeps track of who’s visited, what they do and who she needs to relay this information to, to improve care and keep it consistent. The calendar reminder tool allows her to keep track of what is going on with each child. Debs is a life Coach, SEN Advocate, Blogger.
I am really excited to share with you a great new resource for families. Let me introduce you to MyLiferaft. As anyone who reads my blog will know, I am always looking for more ways to get organised, especially around the paperwork surrounding my children. MyLiferaft helps with that – a lot. The time it will free up for you and the stress it will remove from having to find that piece of paper or appointment letter is really helpful and, as a parent, it will give you some me time! And who doesn’t want some more time – even if it’s not for you (although it should be). Having more time available is something we can all make use of.
I find it extremely useful and easy to use. My clients are amazed how easily all the information can be accessed and stored. The mother of one of my clients has dementia and has many different carers visiting her four to five times a day: being able to use the ‘About me’ pages in the journal allows the carers to access and comment on everything about her day. Her daughter – Sarah – can then use MyLiferaft to keep up to date with her mother’s care and status, all accessible remotely via her phone when she can’t be there in person. Sarah, as the manager of her mother’s account, can also use the calendar to set up appointments for the carers to see.
Sam is a private healthcare provider and has many years working within the care industry providing care and support to clients with many different needs. She was recently introduced to MyLiferaft. Sam is Director of Professional Care Services