The Care Innovation Challenge, a hackathon-style creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling, returns in July.
The Challenge is hosted by the Care Innovation Hub (CIH), run by the National Care Forum (NCF), and supported by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) through their National Co-production Advisory Group (NCAG). It aims to ensure that people with lived experience help to create solutions to key challenges faced by the care sector.
Successful applicants will be invited to Coventry University on 1-2 July 2023. Over the weekend there will be expert advice and guidance available from CIH sponsors and founding supporters - including RWK Goodman, Marrgo, Care Management Matters, Care Friends, and Borough Care - to help participants develop their ideas.
Applications for a place are now open, and creative thinkers, anyone with a passion for making ideas a reality, and people who want to make a positive difference to people’s lives are invited to apply.
The winning team will receive £1,000 in prize money, media coverage, and further mentoring to develop their idea.
NCF CEO Professor Vic Rayner OBE said: “We welcome anyone who wants a chance to be part of the future of care. We hope to receive applications from a diverse group of people, including individuals and teams from care providers, undergraduates and postgraduates from universities and people with social entrepreneurial ambitions.
“You do not need to be an expert in social care, or have any experience of social care yourself, to apply. You do not need to have any technical skills. You just need to have an intention to improve the quality of life of those receiving care in the UK.”
Apply at: www.careinnovationhub.org.uk