INNOVATIVE WAY TO HELP SOMEONE HOUSEBOUND FOR WHATEVER REASON
Connecting Social Care and Social Media
Being isolated and housebound can have a serious impact on a person’s health, well-being and quality of life. A new internet and smartphoneservice is helping housebound individuals to explore the outside world with a friend, relative, carer, or volunteer. The aim of Shared Walk is to help people stay in touch through sharing access to photographs and short videos that can be easily and spontaneously transmitted from a customised mobile phone app.
In particular, it allows anyone with a smartphone to capture and send narrated videos to a housebound partner with access to personal space on the Shared Walk website. It is hoped that this service will be particularly valuable for relatively isolated individuals with access to the website. It will enable them to keep in touch with any contact (or group of contacts) who can use a smartphone app. It is secure, accessible and user friendly to…
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I think this is such a good idea, I know several people who’s life could be enhanced through bringing the world to them in this way, however affording a phone is one consideration, probably the technology will be hard for others, I’m saving up! despite having visual problems with light glare, prolonged screen use difficult.
This is a great idea – like a kind of wellbeing Springwatch