We are thrilled and proud to announce that Made Open is a Certified B Corporation®. Being a B Corp™ means we are a for-profit company that uses the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Made Open selected to join UnLtd's Thrive 2020 cohort
12th February 2020
Delighted to announce that we have been selected to join Unltd's Thrive 2020 social accelerator programme. Focused on improving the quality of life for people over 50's, Thrive work with social businesses who have innovative solutions to help people in later life stay happy, independent, fit and healthy.
We’re delighted to introduce a new addition to our platform – polls. Polls lets community members vote and make decisions, and lets licensing partners measure the communities opinion at a specific moment in time.
Polls sits well alongside our other activity types, and we'll be launching it on Launceston Together so that local residents can decide themselves which community projects receive part of a $100,000 prize fund to make Launceston a great regional city.
Healthwatch Cornwall launch community ideas platform
22nd Oct 2019
We're delighted to introduce 'Ask Cornwall' on behalf of Healthwatch Cornwall. This community platform will enable people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to share their experiences and ideas for improvements in health and social care.
Sometimes communities can fix things themselves. Sometimes the system can enable them to fix it. Ask Cornwall lets us share information, ideas and responsibility.
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."
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.
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.
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 March 2020.
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.
Young people report on Cornwall Council's Autism strategy
12th May 2018
We're proud to have produced five films for Cornwall Council - working with an amazing group of young people with Autism Spectrum Condition. During the project, the young people from the Dreadnought Centre in Camborne learnt about all aspects of the filmmaking process - from storyboarding through to editing and post production - to describe what changes are happening across health, education and leisure services.