COVID19: 6 free Digital Social Care products released

COVID19: 6 free Digital Social Care products released

Posted by Debbie Harris

COVID19: 6 free Digital Social Care products released

Supporting social care in a time of crisis

As the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, more and more technology providers are developing new tools, or releasing their products for free, to support health and social care providers, staff and people receiving care.

Autumna's response to COVID19 is a FREE standard listing on its site
Free Standard listing on Autumna

Autumna has developed a FREE Standard listing on its platform which allows the public to search for care homes, home care and live-in care agencies by providing essential information such as care specialism, availability, contact details, location map, CQC rating, a photo, and website links.

What follows is a list compiled by Digital Social Care of what other technology providers are doing to help ease the situation.

Netli Recruitment software
Free recruitment software from Netli


Award winning software FREE to all care providers to automate recruitment campaigns. Vacancies are posted straight to and Google Jobs. The software automatically communicates with applicants and includes 24/7 cloud access for remote working.

Free Relatives Gateway is now available

Person Centred Software (see the Autumna blog posted 23rd March – Digital responses to social distancing policies).

To help care homes maintain isolation, but at the same time enable families to stay in contact with their loved ones, Person Centred Software has opened up its Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes for FREE.

Relatives Gateway allows secure messaging and photos to be shared and also gives carers an efficient way to provide wellbeing updates to concerned loved ones.

Birdie digital home care management
Some core Birdie services are free


Providing a complete digital home care management service, Birdie has decided to make some of its core services free, until at least June 30th and potentially longer if necessary. Specifically, it is making its eMAR (medication manager), care logs and family app FREE to any new home care provider that signs up.

National Care Force volunteers
Connects volunteers with care providers

National Care Force

This is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Florence in response to the virus's impact on frontline social care. It connects volunteers with social care providers to support the elderly and vulnerable in need during the coronavirus crisis. Care providers can use this free online platform to find volunteers to help with cooking, child care, driving, running errands and other such assistance, freeing up staff to focus on immediate care.

Free micro learning from CuppaCare
Free micro learning from CuppaCare


Giving 5-minute ‘Sips’ of micro-learning on COVID-19 relevant topics, including hand washing, hand sanitisers and food hygiene, CuppaCare is making registration for its app FREE. Careworkers can now build a knowledge base on their phones, and collect digital badges to evidence their learning.

Digital Social Care have not tested the products listed and have compiled the list on the basis of what our team have found or had referred to us. Some products may have a cost associated when Covid-19 is over.

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