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Hackney iCare



Hackney CVS is co-ordinating Hackney iCare - the online resource for Hackney residents and professionals.

Hackney CVS is co-ordinating Hackney iCare - the online resource for Hackney residents and professionals. It features details about health and wellbeing services across the borough. During the pilot, Hackney CVS will improve the site in a number of key areas. Since the initiative started in late November 2015, progress has been made on:

•    Updating the content of the iCare directory
•    Improving the functionality of the iCare directory
•    Developing professionals’ understanding of how iCare works
•    Marketing, communications and engagement about iCare  
•    Writing recommendations about future development of iCare

How iCare helps local residents
 
iCare lists services provided by local voluntary organisations as well as statutory services, bringing together diverse services including:
•    libraries
•    exercise classes
•    community centres
•    healthcare and
•    social activities

Hackney iCare gives residents and professionals a huge online resource with details about health and wellbeing services available locally. iCare is aimed at Hackney residents – as well as their carers, professionals, family and friends - who may feel isolated and want to find out more about the local services.

Key features of iCare include:
•    Directory of services
•    Options to build wellbeing plans
•    Translations into other languages

Mark Drinkwater, iCare Programme Coordinator, says: “Hackney iCare is a great resource for local residents, who can complete an online referral form to help establish their level of need for social care. They can also build a Wellbeing Plan online, identifying their health and wellbeing goals and identifying a shortlist of appropriate services.The iCare website gets over 12,000 views a month, so I would urge local organisations to contact us with their up-to-date details.”

Do you want your organisation to be included on iCare?
If so, visit www.hackneyicare.org.uk or contact: icare@hcvs.org.uk for details.

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