Many readers will remember my involvement in Social Innovation Camp last year, where we won an award for our project “Share Care Club” – an innovative service that helped people arrange help for someone needing a bit of a hand – e.g. an elderly or disabled friend, relative or neighbour. It transforms the process of asking for and offering help by connecting the people you already know and trust via email, SMS and social media.
I’m delighted that the project has gone from strength to strength – picking up a new name and enough funding to reach a full pilot phase. Here’s a Hand is now looking for people who live in Edinburgh and are over 65, or who care for or support an older person living in Edinburgh, to help us test our service.
Head over to www.heresahand.org.uk to find out more and to sign up for the pilot. Even if you don’t qualify for the pilot, you can register your interest and we’ll let you know when the service expands.