ADL Smartcare was formed, in partnership with Bradford MDC, to transform how adult health and social care meets the needs of their population and to improve the independence and well-being of individuals.
Since 2002 we have been collecting independent professional best practice advice which is then converted into our unique knowledge base so that it is available to individuals or staff.
We released our first prototype Staff Access website. This was delivered as software as a service to support Occupational Therapist Assistants in performing 20 office-based assessments, rather than home assessments, for straightforward cases.
Our prototype staff access website was converted into an enterprise class software, delivered as a software as a service.
Bradford City Council and Walsall Council began running office-based assessments. This dramatically increased the number of people who can be helped without home visits and enabled Occupational Therapists to concentrate on complex cases.
As a part of the self-assessment government project and in conjunction with the Royal Borough of Kingston, the staff access website was converted into a citizen access website. Individuals could access the same specific expert help and advice 24/7 through a website providing specific advice to help people stay independent in the community.
Community Project of the Year with Bradford City Council – innovation around self-help for managing independence. (These awards are now called BCS IT Industry Awards)
Department of Health awarded the contract for the management and hosting of the national catalogue and tariff to ADL Smartcare. ADL Smartcare also maintained the generic product specifications, a database of accredited retailers and a list of participating councils/NHS partners.
The ADL Research office opened at Newcastle University and has helped develop the evidence-based research which underpins ADL Smartcare’s services.
The LifeCurve™ was integrated into the Citizen Access and Staff Access Websites. The ADL Smartcare team converted the evidence based framework into a consumer offering across all UK partner sites. LifeCurve™s can be taken anytime, anywhere.
ADL Smartcare were involved in the AgeWell Canada project looking at the feasibility and work involved in cultural translation of ADL Smartcare’s unique advice to the Canadian consumer, from an academic point of view.
The survey was conducted across every Allied Health Professional working in Adult Health and Social Care across Scotland. In one month over 8500 LifeCurve™ surveys were completed so that the Scottish Government could understand where the workforce was intervening.
ADL Smartcare worked closely with Eclipse Homecare to position an individual on the LifeCurve™ before, during and after they took part in reactivation exercises with a care giver. The results showed a 15% reduction in care and improved independence of the individual.
The research behind the Compression of Functional Decline was published in Age and Ageing. More information can be found here.
ADL Smartcare launched the LifeCurve™ in a mobile and tablet app with integrated exercises from Later Life Training. The app is the first step into the Healthy Ageing Digital Service which contains the unique knowledge based collected since 2002 to impact an individual’s LifeCurve™ position.
The new Healthy Ageing Digital Service is available on the G-Cloud 11 framework which has the LifeCurve™ Insight as a base product and self-help starting at £8,000 pa.
ADL Smartcare's Research Department moves in to The Catalyst, part of the groundbreaking Helix complex in Newcastle. The Catalyst is home to the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing and the National Innovation Centre for Data.