New technology challenge to support people who are isolating

This article published by the government presents the funding that is available to technology companies that come up with digital solutions for people staying at home during the outbreak. The challenge is called 'Techforce19' and provides up to £25,000 per company that takes part.

The potential entries for technology solutions might include programmes or applications that can:

  • Provide remote social care
  • Developing tools for recruitment, training and coordination of local volunteers
  • Improving mental health support by making it easier to discover and deliver mental health services