Here's a hand

Iriss Forum, Designs for the future 2011
Published on 21 Dec 2011

Introduced by Catherine McCrae. Here's a Hand is an innovative service designed to connect people to their family, friends and neighbours, making it quicker and easier to ask for and offer a helping hand, a bit of advice or companionship. The service uses mobile phone texts, email, and online messaging to communicate across the group instantly and simultaneously, creating a real time, dynamic network of support.

Here's a Hand was awarded the Iriss prize at Social Innovation Camp this year and is being supported by City of Edinburgh Council. A pilot is planned with 25 carers in Edinburgh early next year.