The Rix Multi Me Stay Connected project was funded through the Techforce19 competition organised by NHSx with the AHSN Network and supported by the Government Digital Service, the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
This final report presents the findings of the Rix Multi Me Toolkit software implementation in two phases between April 2020 and May 2021.
In summary, the project evaluation and data analysis evidenced the positive impact of a digital person-centred intervention to help provide care for people with LD and autism and their families and carers facing the challenges of the public health emergency. It also demonstrated the significant adverse impacts of digital exclusion for this population, particularly in less affluent communities.
The Rix Multi Me team is taking the scaled adoption of our software system forwards in partnership with the organisations with which we have undertaken the Stay Connected project. Each organisation has specified a similar but different strategy for long term use of the system with continuing ambition to sustain use of the software at scale.
The learning from this extraordinary project can contribute to the urgent mission to make our systems more effectively inclusive, person-centred and connected across our communities.