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Walsall Together chooses Hexitime to ignite collaboration.

25th Sept 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Hexitime has been chosen by integrated care partnership 'Walsall Together' as the online platform for staff to share ideas, share expertise and support improvement campaigns.

Hexitime (Made Open platform) has the potential to channel the Black Country STP’s improvement activity and the campaigns feature can really mobilise our workforce in a radically different way.

Richard Beeken, CEO Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust and Black Country STP

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Launch of Can Do Bristol

27th June 2019

A key challenge for Bristol City Council, and the city as a whole, is to accelerate practical solutions where local resources are mobilised to meet immediate needs. We're delighted to have launched some major updates to the Can Do Bristol website.

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Made Open finalist in this year’s AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards.

11th June 2019

We’re delighted to announce that Tech4Good has selected Made Open as a finalist in their Ageing Society Award.

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Launch of Torbay Together

5th June 2019

Torbay Together reconnects communities amongst the 50+ generation with the activities and members in their neighbourhood, and we are delighted to support this technology first - merging our community directory and timebank into a single seamless user experience.

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Made Open in Creative England’s top 50 list

21st May 2019

Creative England have announced Made Open as one of the most exciting, innovative and disruptive companies in England this year. We've also been mentioned in The Guardian.

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Hexitime shortlisted for innovation award

10th May 2019

Congratulations to The Healthcare Skill Exchange. Our first client to licence the new Made Open community exchange software has been shortlisted for an innovation award - the Meridian Award for "Nurturing an innovation adoption culture where good ideas are quickly identified and spread beyond the boundaries of organisations." Winner TBA July 18th. #hexitime

If your organisation or community is interesting in timebanking, you can read more about our timebanking and skill exchange here: www.madeopen.co.uk/timebank.

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Launch of Hexitime

4th April 2019

Hexitime is a national timebank for improving the quality of health and care services across the UK, and we are delighted to support this fledging healthcare movement. We also conceived the name and brand.

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2018 Community Platform blog

22nd March 2019

As the old proverb goes, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. We're under no illusion that the success of our latest platform will be if people use it. This blog is a look back at the platform performance in 2018 and reflection of our learnings.

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Support from Transform Ageing

28th November 2018

We are one of 17 social ventures to receive support from UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs, to become a Transform Ageing social venture.

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Second workshop with Parents 1st

4th October 2018

Today we facilitated a second workshop for Parents 1st to define the sustainability of an open source strategy and platform. This follows a 'theory of change' workshop that we also facilitated earlier in the year.

That particular workshop explored the viability of an open source model as a means for Parents 1st to increase the reach and impact of their organisation, and contributed to them being awarded a sizable grant to develop a unique open access platform. This will be launched in September 2019.

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South West Digital Award for Cornwall Link

27th September 2018

Age UK Cornwall wins the award for “Best use of digital by a charity” at the South West Digital awards.

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Design out Drowning team share latest research

16th August 2018

If you believe in the art of doing, experimenting and exploring new ways of thinking, please help us to design out drowning.

 

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Age UK Cornwall launch 'online guided conversation'

13th June 2018

Funded by Age UK Cornwall and co-designed with volunteers, partners and staff; the online guided conversation is a 'person-centred' questionnaire which generates suggestions of relevant social activities and support based on an individual’s preferences, health, lifestyle and environment.

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Appointed to Design Out Drowning with the RNLI

6th June 2018

We have been appointed by the RNLI to lead an innovation programme in Cornwall and Devon.

'Design Out Drowning’ aims to explore new solutions to reduce the number of people that drown in the UK and Republic of Ireland, whilst creating social value for the communities involved.

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EPIC fund to enable social prescribing

1st June 2018

As part of the Creative England funded programme, we will be repurposing our community platform to extend the benefits of social prescribing.

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National Learning Disability and Autism Awards finalist

29th May 2018

Camphill Village Trust has been nominated as a finalist in the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards for their development of CVT Connect.

The awards celebrate organisations who work to ensure people with learning disabilities and autism can access clear information and are able to contribute their views and experiences.

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Young people report on Cornwall Council's Autism strategy

12th May 2018

We're proud to have worked with this amazing group of young people with Autism Spectrum Condition. Together we produced five films for Cornwall Council, describing what changes are happening in across health, education and leisure services. During the project, the young people from the Dreadnought Centre in Camborne learn't about all aspects of the film making process - from storyboarding through to editing and post production. 

What changes are happening in social care?

What changes are happening in leisure services?

What changes are happening in health services?

What changes are happing in education?

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New brand for 'One Croydon'

16th March 2018

 

One Croydon brings together providers of Health and Care services in Croydon to create a seamless health and care experience for the people living and working in Croydon.

We created the One Croydon logo; the mark respresents the iconic Crocus - a flower synomamus with Croydon. Within the flower the stamen represents people who are connected and working together.

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