Providers are being offered free care management software in response to the government’s requirement to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CoolCare is providing its CoolCare4 software for free for at least three months, whilst government recommendations of self-isolation remain in place.
The operating system includes enquiry and occupancy management, resident invoicing, and staff records to monitor training, appraisal and relevant pre-start checks.
‘We can see how much just having the basic version of our software will help with business continuity. We’ll offer this free access to as many operators as we feasibly can to help them in this difficult time and try to retain business continuity,’ said Fiona Hale, managing director at CoolCare.
Health and social care digital solutions provider Netli is offering Workforce, an online platform that enables remote working for office staff and management as well as speeding up the recruitment process.
Netli is also offering its careers hub, CareJob.co, for free, which will allow recruiters to post one job advert at a time. Vacancies created in Workforce will then be automatically posted to CareJob.co and Google Jobs.
Stephen Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Netli, said: ‘These are incredibly difficult times for everyone right now and in order to continue providing critical care services for the most vulnerable in our society, care providers across the UK must quickly adapt to changing priorities and implement methods of remote working for administration and managerial staff – this is where we can help.’
Elsewhere, technology provider Person Centred Software is offering its Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes free of charge to help them maintain communication with families.
Earlier this week, NHSX said it is making £500,000 available to innovators with solutions to delivering mental health and social care support digitally that can be deployed at scale in the next few weeks.