NHS Covid-19 Challenge Award

KIM Software and RIX Research & Media win NHS COVID19 challenge
Enabling vulnerable and SEND Individuals to stay connected to their circle of support remotely

The NHSX TechForce19 programme’s mission is to deploy technology to help vulnerable people isolated by COVID19. NHSX called on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating.

Our partnership is one of only 18, from 1643 applicants, to have been awarded the funding. We applied with our Stay Connected solution, the RIX MultiMe toolkit, which offers multimedia support networking for people with learning disabilities, their support workers and carers. Led by RIX Research and Media at UEL, Stay Connected is a collaboration between KIM Software, RIX and MultiMe that builds on pilot projects that have been exploring the combination of RIX Wikis and our EasySurvey with the MultiMe set of mini-apps. During the COVID19 lockdown, people with learning disabilities who are isolated and at risk can use the RIX toolkit as a safe and easy-to-use social and support network.

“I’d be lost without it [the toolkit]…it’s so good the way people are communicating with each other, they’re showing us how they’re feeling, how they’re spending their time…and it’s a safe environment for everyone to be in.”
Social care worker, Redbridge, London