- Total grants
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- Total recipients
- Earliest award date
- 08 Jan 2018
- Latest award date
- 19 Dec 2018
- Total GBP grants
- Total GBP awarded
- Largest GBP award
- Smallest GBP award
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Angus Carers Association 20 Aug 2018
The data base system that all staff at the Carers Centre use at present (ACT!) is not sufficient to allow us to capture all the requirements of monitoring and reporting analysis that will be required in our new SLA/Contact. (It has yet to be decided by the AHSCP which legal framework , SLA or Contract we will be commissioned through). We require support to identify the most appropriate modern CMS which will allow us to use staff time more efficiently to collect and report on: - Outcomes & Impact Recording and Reporting - Joint use of the new Adult Carer Support Plan with a joint Privacy Notice in place and a Partnership Information Sharing Protocol in place. - Monitoring and Reporting into the data set requirements of the Carers Census - More effective and efficient case management of individual prospective, current and former carer information which is designed to be compliant with GDPR requirements. We would like you to fund a expert consultant who, through a short term contract with us, can project manage the migration from our current system to that of a more modernise system that will future proof organisational needs. The consultant would work with the Research and Information Officers from AHSCP and staff from Angus Carers Centre to ensure the new system develops into a bespoke system which meets the reporting requirements of our new Contract/SLA and other reporting requirements of Angus Carers Centres from other current and new funders). This will include the identification of the most appropriate CMS system. At present I understand that Salesforce CMS is being embedded into a number of carers centres across Scotland, therefore it would seem reasonable to use this as a baseline. By the end of March 2019 this project the consultant will have ensured that our new CMS is up and running, all staff have been trained in it's use, a local training manual will have been developed to use as refresher for existing and as part of an induction package for new staff. Angus is a large rural area. Our Carer Support Worker and Carer Development Workers all work within an agile working framework which allows them to work from a wide range of offices across Angus, including local Health Centres where they are embedded into the practice teams including. This also gives them the option of working from home. To provide them with the resources they need to do this they all have access to laptops and iphones. The laptops have remote access programmed into them which are compatible with their iphones. This allows workers to access their emails through office 365. Therefore another aspect of this project which would require funding would be a block of time for our current IT Consultant to set up remote access for our new CMS.
Carers Link East Dunbartonshire 18 Dec 2018
The introduction of the Carers Act has resulted in increased workload and more complex data gathering and storage (see question 28 below). We therefore seek funding to replace and upgrade our hardware and software: • We would like to replace our current PC hardware with new Windows 10 Pro PCs and install MS Office 2016 Standard • We would like to migrate our email to the cloud (Exchange Online), which would reduce the load on the current SBS Server.
East Ayrshire Carers Centre 18 Dec 2018
We would like to move with technology to enable us to work in an ever changing environment to have movable devises that can be utilised by staff when out giving presentations, doing home visits, working in outreach area of East Ayrshire. We want to be able to take good pictures when we have events on or when we are taking young or adult carers away on a respite break, we want to recored good news stories, case studies for funders using ipad technology which can be emailed or added to our website. The visual effect can be a lot more effective at promoting services, showing positive outcomes and using video style chat to highlight lived experiences which can be delivered via the social media platforms as a way to market and raise awareness of the organisation. We would therefore purchase 2 ipads and 2 apple mac pro's which would give us greatly improved digital equipment going forward. We would link the apple macs up to our organisations network to enabe us to utilise and access all aspects of work no matter which office we are working out off.
Fife Carers Centre 20 Aug 2018
Our current database is unable to provide the data regarding carers that is required for the Scottish Carers Census, having been developed several years ago to meet the requirements of our services and our funders at that time. This was mainly general statistics rather than the more specific data required for the Scottish Government. Having looked at the capacity and ease of developing our existing database in comparison to have a new case management system the benefits of a case management system tailored to our needs would be more effective and efficient, enabling us to capture and report on indicators required by the H&SC partnership as well as for other funders. We would also be able to expand the system as required to meet our future needs. This would enable us to manage our carers' cases more effectively. For example, we would be able to capture carers who decline to have a Carer Support Plan completed, but monitor what support they do accept and access despite not having gone through this process. We would also be able to record outcomes for carers who access the Hospital Discharge service, and follow up work with those carers who are then transferred to our community arm, receiving ongoing support from our core services. Outcomes for the carers who use our Befriending Service are currently captured in isolation from the rest of our service because of the limitations of our current database. A bespoke system will enable this data to be integrated and analysed and monitored in a more effective way. We are applying for funding to purchase and set up such a system and to contribute to the cost of training, transfer of data and licences for the first year. We have discussed with Health & Social Care what our needs are and what we need to produce the required data for the Carers Census. We have spoken with other carer support providers about their experiences of systems as well as discussing our requirements with a company experienced in providing case management systems for the third sector, including carers centres.
Our funding application has two elements: the purchase and implementation of a new CRM system (Charitylog); and, two laptops with SIM's. The CRM system will substantially improve our ability and capacity to capture, analyse and report on information and performance monitoring requirements in a consistent manner across the organisation. We are aware that our current database system is no longer adequate for the amount of recording and reporting required. Based on internal discussions, the functionality we require from a CRM has been identified as follows: • The ability to capture and store information relating to carer beneficiaries across a range of demographic and socio-economic indicators; • The ability to impose 'permissions' to limit access and visibility to those who require it as a function of their role; • The ability to effectively manage all aspects of case work and case recording; • The ability to evidence and measure outcomes for beneficiaries; • The ability to record individual carer participation across a range of activities including carer training, events and groups; • The ability to produce reports and accessible 'dashboards' filtered by one or more criteria as required by internal and external reporting requirements; and, • The ability to remote in when workers are on home visits. The laptops will enable the carer support workers to undertake a range of casework related tasks whilst away from the office. For example, being able to complete benefit application forms whilst on home visits or source information of value to the carer. Where appropriate, staff will also be able to take case notes and directly input into the system, reducing the need to transcribe once back at the office. This will reduce duplication, enhance GDPR compliance and enable staff to be more productive. In preparation for this application, we undertook a digital audit and follow up conversation with SCVO's IT team, attended a digital workshop again run by SCVO and visited Carers of East Lothian to see their CRM system in operation. We also followed up with telephone conversations to other carer organisations currently in the process of implementing CRM's and based on this information, we feel that Charitylog is suited to our needs. Having spoken to Charitylog, we are aware that they have developed a bolt-on module to capture the information required for the Carers' Census and this will be included as part of the package. Ultimately, personnel records and other information relating to governance and operational matters will migrate to the CRM system supporting the organisation to go 'paperless' in the longer term.
VOCAL (Voice Of Carers Across Lothian) 18 Dec 2018
VOCAL is seeking funding to purchase hardware and software which will link with our existing cloud based case management and phone systems, to more effectively and efficiently deliver support to Midlothian carers, particularly those living in remote and rural locations: • Three laptops (Dell Latitude 5000 5590 39.6 cm (15.6") LCD Notebook) with 3 year warranty and installation costs included. This will enable staff to undertake Adult Carer Support Plans (ACSPs) and emergency plans on an outreach basis within local communities, at co-located desks with partners and in carers homes. • Two iPad Pro tablets to support: efficient completion and upload of ACSPs and emergency plans; document scanning; benefit applications; video conferencing through Attend Anywhere and the use of a mobile app which links to VOCAL's case management system. • DocuSign Business Pro and Tableau software (three licenses each) installed on laptops. The DocuSign software will enable carers to electronically sign plans and forms whilst the Tableau software will enable staff to produce visually appealing and accessible reports for carers based on their data and outcomes. VOCAL is registered with TT Exchange and would benefit from a discounted rate for this software.
Dr Amy Pollard will develop a resource to help young people use humour to protect themselves against threats to their mental health. She will develop ideas through workshops that enable young people to design tools that meet their needs. The project aims to help users recognise a wider range of options in how they can respond to difficult situations, and support them to choose between these options with more confidence.
EU Withdrawal Bill Co-ordination 26 Feb 2018
This grant will continue to support the coordination function for work on the EU Withdrawal Bill. This will support advocacy groups to collaborate across a wide range of sectors including human rights, environment, consumer, workers’ rights, equality, democracy, transparency, food, farming and trade to ensure that the interests of these communities can be fully heard as the UK prepares to leave the EU.
Young People and the Effects of Brexit 26 Feb 2018
The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity providing holistic multi-channel support for young people’s well-being using digital and mobile channels. This grant will support The Mix to explore and develop an understanding of the issues, opinions and awareness of children and young people around the effects of Brexit on EU citizens living the UK.
Just for Kids Law is a legal charity working with vulnerable young people, supporting them to understand their rights and providing specialist advocacy and representation through their youth-led service model. This grant will support organisational growth and development as part of the Growth Fund annual package of support.
Dance Umbrella Access Croydon 26 Feb 2018
Dance Umbrella is a London-based international festival with a mission to engage new audiences through contemporary dance. Dance Umbrella will partner with London Borough of Croydon, local young people and organisations to test how to overcome barriers to dance. A new model of grassroots dance will be developed and delivered within its touring framework, founded on learning with participants.
Designing Virtual Youth Work: Young Voices Work 26 Feb 2018
ProMo-Cymru specialises in using digital technology to build positive change with young people their families and their communities. Through this grant, it will research, develop, and share a comprehensive model for digital youth work across its networks in Wales and throughout the UK.
Growing with stories 26 Feb 2018
MakeBelieve Arts is a theatre and education charity, offering programmes to develop the creative, communication and literacy skills of children. This project will saturate one school with a myriad of arts-based, storytelling activities to explore the impact on communication, language, comprehension and writing, particularly among pupils experiencing disadvantage.
Support for Young Futures' CEO 26 Feb 2018
Young Futures provides accommodation, one-to-one support and therapy to young people leaving care in London. It aims to launch two new services promoting new ways of working with young people with experience of care. This grant will contribute to the salary of the CEO, to manage a step change in the impact of the organisation.
Circle Community supports young people in London who are unemployed through a tailored five week work experience programme. This grant will support the salary of a new Director of Operations and Programmes, allowing the CEO to focus on strategic planning.
Ditch the Label supports young people in the UK, USA and Mexico who have been affected by bullying and prejudice. The grant will allow the CEO to focus on growing the organisation’s influence on policy and practice. It will also support the development of its internal systems.
A Scotland-wide Dance for Parkinson's programme 02 Mar 2018
This grant will support Dance Base, Scotland’s National Centre for Dance, to deliver a nation-wide Dance for Parkinson’s programme. The organisation will create a network of hubs in partnership with Scottish Ballet.
Based in Northern Ireland, Replay Theatre specialises in producing work for young audiences. This grant will support them to further develop and evaluate their programme of inclusive performance for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.
Project Sparks 16 Mar 2018
Project Sparks aims to develop a new and innovative learning model in the creative arts where learning-disabled people teach percussion, singing and dance to young children and higher-need learners. This approach alters the traditional relationship between educator and student, by transforming disabled learners from passive recipients to active role-models. This grant will allow the organisation to explore how the model will operate and generate key learning to form an evidence base.