Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the teams in each country are continuing to follow their own government guidelines. All mPower teams have adapted their working practices and the project is continuing to support beneficiaries through telephone and digital support. We encourage all who need support to get in touch. As a project we support those who are most vulnerable to the virus, and therefore want to do all we can to help at this difficult time. Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy and with our support we hope you will 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