Animation-led platform supporting citizens through Care & Support Assessments
BetterCare Support is an animation-led platform to assess multi-tiered care and support eligibility, across the 10 areas of the Care Act. The platform takes a strengths-based approach and is changing the way Adult Social Care teams undertake assessments.
BetterCare Support was co-designed by six councils (see below) and developed by Looking Local as the technical partner. BetterCare Support addresses the need for a digital approach to Care and Support within Adult Social Care to provide efficiencies to both the customers and the council alongside significant financial savings.
In addition to reducing the number of home visits, BetterCare Support results in shorter visits for those still required to ensure the package of care is exactly right – delivered much faster than would have previously been possible.
Users are guided through a series of short animations for each of the 10 areas of the Care Act to indicate what level of care they need (if any). The “laddering” process offers the shortest route possible through the system, putting users in control of only assessing the areas where they feel they need support. The series of engaging animations guides users through the 10 areas of the Care Act and coaxes best quality responses. Individuals are pointed to relevant local and national information, advice and guidance services, even if they’re not eligible for social care and support. The platform reduces the number of home visits required and unnecessary contact from individuals who don’t meet the eligibility criteria, whilst also giving a more informed view of the individuals needs prior to any further contact – creating compelling efficiency savings.