The innovative project uses technology to enhance the quality of life for people with learning disabilities, as well as providing support workers with complimentary tools to use in providing personalised care.
Co-designed by Vodafone, support workers and people with learning disabilities living in Mencap's supported living services, Connected Living has been piloted successfully over 12 months in locations across Hampshire, Sussex, Somerset, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.
It combines Vodafone's expertise in IoT and connectivity with Mencap's experience of improving the quality of life for people with a learning disability.
Technologies, including a range of user friendly, intuitive IoT enabled devices were installed in supported living homes controlled by a bespoke app, called Vodafone MyLife. Unlike standalone devices including GPS trackers or fall detectors, the MyLife app offers a simple user interface that is integrated and accessible via a single tablet.
Mencap's clients control of their smart devices, while also enabling their support workers to have remote access.