The Rix-MATICS project is a six month feasibility study looking at how the About Me information of people with learning disabilities and autism can be shared across Integrated Care Services using the Multi Me software platform.
The study will be focusing on the integrated systems in the South West and, in particular, Plymouth County Council. Project participants will be people using the support services of local care providers Havencare and Livewell Southwest.
The project’s aim is to find out how we can develop our software to complement integrated care provision and, at the same time, promote person centred practice. Our goal is to make the software both easier to use and easier to implement within integrated care systems. We hope to be able to show how using a person centred approach alongside digital tools can make integrated care more effective in meeting health and wellbeing outcomes for people with learning disabilities and autism.
Our feasibility study will consist of ten case studies of people using services at Havencare and Livewell Southwest. We will work closely with service users and their support workers and integrated care professionals. If the study is successful we hope to scale up the project and work with all the people with learning disabilities and autism who use these services.
Rix-MATICS is part of the SBRI Healthcare Autism & Learning Disabilities Competition for development funding. Phase 1 runs from Nov 2022 to April 2023.
SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England programme that looks at new technologies that could enable the NHS to access innovations that solve unmet needs. SBRI stands for the Small Business Research Initiative.
This work was commissioned and funded by SBRI Healthcare. SBRI Healthcare is an Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) initiative, in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs). The views expressed in the publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of SBRI Healthcare or its stakeholders.