Falmouth and the UK Space Agency work together to amplify the voice of carers

11 June 2021
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With Carers Week 2021 underway, Falmouth University’s ground-breaking project Connected Health Care says that mobile technology, delivered in association with the UK Space Agency, could be the key to supporting unpaid carers.  

 Society has much to thank unpaid carers for and their own needs are often unseen, unheard and undervalued - we hope their participation in this project can change that.

Connected Health Care is now working to investigate how mobile messaging technology can access unpaid carers, using AI to theme collective issues that carers are experiencing in their day to day lives.   

Falmouth researchers are asking for expressions of interest from unpaid carers in Cornwall over the age of 18 who are interested in helping to design and shape the development of this research.  

Senior Researcher in Innovation and Technology in Healthcare, Anna Mankee-Williams said:  

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in developing technology that works for and supports people who are caring for loved ones. Society has much to thank unpaid carers for and their own needs are often unseen, unheard and undervalued - we hope their participation in this project can change that."

Expenses will bmade available for those assisting with the research design. Input will be via discussions, resource development and accessibility checks.  

The team would like to hear from those who regularly support someone who feel a real challenge managing on their own and are asking those interested in shaping this carers’ research to simply text CHC to 
07770 654 123. A researcher will then be in touch.