Author: Cate Thompson

  • Keeping our beneficiaries connected

    We are delighted to announce that our application to the Connecting Scotland programme was successful and as a result the D&G mPower team will receive 30 iPads to distribute to mPower beneficiaries. The iPads will be connected with 4G for two years and beneficiaries who require it will receive support from Digital Champions for up […]

  • Helping People Stay Connected Thanks to Digital Technology

    Care homes across Dumfries and Galloway have received dozens of devices to help keep residents connected with loved ones. The iPads have been given thanks to NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s IT Department in collaboration with the mPower Project to help ensure that residents in Care Homes have access to the widest range of Health Care services during this […]

  • Proud of DigiFest2020 and our involvement

    mPower and specifically, our Shared Learning part to the project, were an integral part of DigiFest 2020 and we couldn’t be happier with how it went. The virtual event saw over 3500 registrations attendees from over 50 countries, 75 sessions and 30 poster submissions. Digital health and care solutions have had a year of rapid […]

  • mPower supports Scottish Government Connecting Scotland Programme

    mPower has been involved in supporting the work being done by the Scottish Government as part of the Connecting Scotland programme to connect digitally excluded households, many of which include older people. We estimate that together through the Connecting Scotland programme we’ve been able to provide around 300 devices to our beneficiaries. We are delighted […]

  • Southern Trust team uses Tech to connect Care Home residents

    mPower team based within Southern Trust uses tech to connect Care Home residents The team have worked hard to provide most of the Care Homes within the Trust’s region with a pre-loaded digital device allowing residents to stay connected to family, to clinicians and to the outdoors. Aidan McCabe, mPower Implementation Lead recognised right at […]

  • Raising awareness of Autism in Older People Webinar

    mPower are delighted to host a webinar with Lynsey Stewart on Raising awareness of Autism in Older People Lynsey is the Team Capacity Builder and Network Co-ordinator at Autism Network Scotland (ANS).  ANS is based at the University of Strathclyde and works in collaboration through strategic partnerships and sharing knowledge to drive change and support positive well-being […]

  • Excited to be part of DigiFest2020

    A VIRTUAL PROGRAMME FROM 1-11 DECEMBER 2020 – Scotland’s Annual Digital Health and Care Event. Registration is now open for Scotland’s largest annual health and care event which for the first time will be delivered virtually! Digital health and care solutions have had a year of rapid scale up and development. Taking time to reflect […]

  • Give a little kindness this Christmas – helping to reduce social isolation

    Last year the mPower NHS Western Isles Community Navigators teamed up with the Islands Volunteer Centre to launch the ‘Give a Gift, Light up a Life’ campaign’. The project aimed to reduce social isolation amongst older socially isolated adults by asking for donations of hand-written Christmas cards and small gifts for distribution. It was a […]

  • A short film to showcase our work

    Since Covid-19 became centre stage, the mPower project partners have adapted their working practices to ensure that the project beneficiaries, some of the most vulnerable to the virus, are still supported in the best way for them. The mPower teams have maintained their support via telephone but also increased the use of technology across a […]

  • mPower finalist for Technology Tools European Social Services Award.

    mPower is delighted to announce that the work done by the Western Isles team in rolling out NHS Near Me to all Care Homes in the region has been shortlisted for the European Network European Social Services Awards – Technology Tools category. Please vote for us here https://essa-eu.org/vote-now/  Shortly after the first lockdown started in April […]