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MyLiferaft - Supporting Your Health & Well-Being Online

Summary
MyLiferaft is an online place for all your health and well-being information, to help connect you and your carers.


Description

All your information will be stored safely and easily, allowing only those you choose to be able to access it.  It’s not just about the facts and figures; you can store information about you such as “I love a cup of tea with my medication!” or “I’m scared of injections!”  This allows those that care for you to know what helps you and makes you feel better.

The founder of MyLiferaft is Nicola Murgatroyd, her daughter, Faith had Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Together they faced an uphill struggle managing Faith’s different care needs.  Not one to sit around grumbling about this, Nicola created MyLiferaft for the benefit of everyone caring or being cared for.

 “My personal experiences gave me a first-hand insight into the problems and challenges faced by people who live with a long-term condition. I realised that gaps in shared information across health and social care existed. However, there are ways to make life easier for everyone whatever their circumstances, and that’s what we have created with MyLiferaft – a tool which helps you to let others know what you want.”

Using MyLiferaft lets you:

  • Store your health, well-being and care information (and then control who sees it).
  • Create your hospital passport (information for hospital staff that isn’t all about illness).
  • Keep track and be reminded of appointments and assessments.
  • Share your care information with those who support you.
  • Hear about new technology solutions and how they can help you.

Who Can Use MyLiferaft?

  • A loved one, maybe an older relative or spouse.
  • Someone caring for a child with care needs.
  • A professional carer needing to keep track of your client’s information and wishes.
  • Someone in control of your own care plan but need to keep others in the loop.
  • Someone who just wants to keep track of your general well-being – calendars and diaries.

By creating a MyLiferaft account, you will be taking the first step towards bringing together your health and social care information – reducing repetition and creating a consistent care plan you can share.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Clare Brooke-Little
Contact Position
Product Specialist
Telephone
03302 231192
E-mail
info@myliferaft.com
Website
MyLiferaft
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/myliferaft
Twitter
https://twitter.com/myliferaft

Where to go

Name
Online Resource

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Open Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm

Inclusion Information

Supports special needs and disabilities
Yes
Able to accommodate other cultures/ethnicities
Yes
Additional culture/ethnicity information
The online platform can be used by all cultures providing an online resource for those with additional needs

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£0
Details
MyLiferaft is a FREE to use service supporting those parents who care & support children with special education needs - both visibible & non visible disabilities
Referral required
No
Notes

The internet is wonderful thing, but we can all sometimes find looking for information daunting – a needle in a haystack!  At MyLiferaft we want to help you find the needle and have created a list of resources that we hope you will find useful.

We have included links to external websites on a number of different topics ranging from:

  • Government information on SEN and DLA* forms.
  • Support charities and organisations including autism, asthma, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and downs syndrome.
  • Companies specialising in holidays for those caring for someone with a disability.

* MyLiferaft gives you the ability to use the information in your child’s account to auto-populate the DLA form so that you do not have to spend the time completing the form by hand

Our aim is for MyLiferaft to become the "go to" solution for SEND professionals, carers, and those individuals with complex needs to have everything pertinent to them in a safe, secure and immediately accessible location, wherever you are.

Our key measure of success is for the individual to achieve their goals.

We want to make MyLiferaft financially viable for everyone. The demands on the population to use social care technology and manage their own health care are increasing. 


Local Offer

Description

Nicola, the founder of MyLiferaft, was a parent carer for her daughter Faith as well as being a wife and a working mother to two additional children.  She understands the world of being a parent carer and set about designing a tool to support you and your child.  

MyLiferaft can help you…

  • Avoid having to repeat yourself
  • Keep vital information in one accessible place
  • Maintain continuity of information, wherever your child is
  • Give you peace of mind
  • You can access MyLiferaft 24/7
  • You can update and share information 24/7
  • You can track progress using the MyLiferaft Trackers
  • You can print off reports and use as part of a handover to a new carer, an introduction to a new teaching assistant or to another parent if you child is having a play-date – or simply share through MyLiferaft’s sharing facility
  • You can monitor illnesses and medication to spot early signs and take preventative measures
Contact Name
Clare Brooke-Little
Contact Telephone
03302231192
Contact Email
info@myliferaft.com
Links
MyLiferaft home page

General Extended Local Offer Response

Eligibility criteria for your service and any priority groups 

Nicola, the founder of MyLiferaft, was a parent carer for her daughter Faith as well as being a wife and a working mother to two additional children.  She understands the world of being a parent carer and set about designing a tool to support you and your child.  

MyLiferaft can help you…

  • Avoid having to repeat yourself
  • Keep vital information in one accessible place
  • Maintain continuity of information, wherever your child is
  • Give you peace of mind
  • You can access MyLiferaft 24/7
  • You can update and share information 24/7
  • You can track progress using the MyLiferaft Trackers
  • You can print off reports and use as part of a handover to a new carer, an introduction to a new teaching assistant or to another parent if you child is having a play-date – or simply share through MyLiferaft’s sharing facility
  • You can monitor illnesses and medication to spot early signs and take preventative measures
Do you operate a waiting list? 
No
Staffing arrangements 
Able to assist children/young people to access all activities and services
Staffing arrangements details 

We are able to offer 1:1 support to parents to help them access and make full advantage of the system. This could be via phone, webinars or in person.  We also provide group training options.

Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

We are able to offer 1:1 support to professionals to help them support their clients make full advantage of the system. This could be via phone, webinars or in person.  We also provide group training opportunities.

 

How do you communicate with your service users? 
Parent training
Directly with parents/carers
Learning events
Communicating with service users details 

 

We are able to offer 1:1 support to parents to help them access and make full advantage of the system. This could be via phone, webinars or in person.  We also provide group training options.

We request feedback via occasional questionnaires and users can give feedback at any time to our info@kuradocs.com email.

 


Last Updated
25/09/2019
Keywords
online, parent, carer, solution, system, special educational needs, disability, child, children, parent carer, support, advice, SEND
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