Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

During this unprecedented time, we encourage all to follow Government guidelines and to stay at home. The mPower staff who are clinically trained have been diverted to work in support of the front-line services during this pandemic. The rest of our teams are working from home to keep both themselves and the public they serve healthy. Our support continues, mostly via telephone and digital communication and we encourage all who need support to get in touch with your local mPower contact. Contact details can be found here. As a project we support those who are most vulnerable to the virus, and therefore want to do all we can to help and support in any way we can.

Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy and we’ll try to help you stay connected.

About mPower

What service does mPower provide?

The personalised wellbeing plans focus on supporting self-management and includes:

  • Social prescribing – connecting people to local activities and services which support health and wellbeing – is often a key component of any plan.
  • Digital health interventions – including integrated home and mobile monitoring solutions, digital health and wellbeing apps and video enabled care solutions.

Over the lifetime of the project mPower will support:

  • 2,500 people through the development of wellbeing plans
  • 4,500 digital health interventions.

How does mPower fit with other activities related to keeping people well in the community?

We engaged with target communities to find out what social prescribing activity and technology enabled health and care pathways existed to make sure mPower complements them.

How is it funded?

The mPower project is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It is designed to promote greater levels of cross-border co-operation. Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government.

The project budget is €8,700,000.

Who should be getting involved?

mPower works with a range of stakeholders to get involved in each of the target communities:

  • GPs and other primary care professionals (health and social care)
  • Third sector and independent organisations with an interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of older people
  • Local people in collaboration with project partners and stakeholder organisations