(April 2023) Ambient Support, one of the top 20 generic Not-For-Profit Health & Social Care Providers in the UK, has set aside a £30,000 grant fund from its own monies as part of a new initiative to help increase independence and choice for the people supported in their services, through use of assisted technology.
Recognising the potentially positive impact that access to such technologies has, Ambient services and the staff in them are invited to apply for a grant of up to £5,000 which could be spent on devices, hardware, and software.
Lee Hodgson, Chief Information Officer, says:
‘IT and technology sit at the heart of our agenda and this very generous fund provided by Ambient Support will help improve outcomes for many of the people we support. We hope to see measurable positive benefits across services, whether devices are put in place to help those with dementia, sight impairment, Dyslexia, or other disabilities and needs. The application process is very straightforward, and we welcome all Ambient services and the teams within them to apply.”
An incredible range of devices will be accessible to Ambient services through this fund including screen readers or dictation software, text to speech software, adaptive keyboards, braille displays, screen magnifiers as well as mobility aids, walkers, and wheelchairs.
Mark Milton, CEO, says:
“Ambient Support is a vibrant, progressive, and evolving charity and this grant embraces technological innovation and drives it forward. Digital technology plays a key role in Ambient’s future and will help to improve the quality of services available for the people we support.”
The Assistive Technology Grant Fund is now open and available until 31 March 2024.