Ageing: Put the Social back into Care

Filed under: Innovation,Social Care,Wellbeing — lenand @ 12:28 pm
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At last, some recognition from people who understand the need to put the Social back into Care.  The “SmokingChimney” prototype won a £2000 prize for the Kent Connects challenge “How can we make it easier for people to help each other?

It was not led by Technology – but a real life story from one of the attendees who joined the team.  He was so impressed that he wants the first version off the production line.  He created the strapline and enthusiastically gave the winning presentation.  It is an example of how designers should listen to people who want something very simple – the refinements can wait.

Have a look at the SmokingChimney slide pack to see the simplicity of the prototype.



  1. Hi Len – really sorry for the delay in getting to review this. It’s been on my list of to-do’s for months!! I think this makes sense and could be a choice option for many. How are you getting on with traction on a prototype?

    Comment by stephensloss — 30/01/2015 @ 8:52 pm | Reply

    • I haven’t had time to blog recently. But I now think I have a justification for who could benefit from passive wellbeing monitoring. Those who have lost their capability to cut their toe nails, shop regualarly, climb steps and walk 400 yards. All people are different – but decline is inevitable.

      Comment by lenand — 05/04/2015 @ 6:20 am | Reply

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