Rachael Crook, Chief Executive and co-founder of Lifted

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has awarded homecare platform Lifted £1.3 million, which will be used to help with care worker recruitment and retention and enable people to access regulated homecare quickly and easily as part of its healthy ageing challenge.

Lifted enables people to find, manage and keep up to date with regulated homecare on their phone, with 24/7 support. Its personalised service includes real-time updates and the ability to share moments between loved ones and carers, and is designed to improve the wellbeing of carers with real-time feedback from families and support.

Rachael Crook Lifted co-founder and Chief Executive said: “When I had to find care for my mother, I was completely shocked by how difficult the process was.

“My own experience has inspired me to create an entirely new way for people to access regulated, ongoing homecare for their loved ones that’s as simple and stress-free as possible”.

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The £1.3m award will enable Lifted to extend the capabilities of its platform and create the Lifted complete care companion, which aims to reduce the average time to hire a carer from over 100 days to less than 14 via AI-assisted automation, and double carer retention rates, as almost 40% of workers leave their roles every year.

Rachel continued: “The carer compliance process is incredibly lengthy and inefficient, with the care sector losing many potentially excellent candidates because they can’t afford to wait months on end before starting work.

“This also opens the door to unregulated workers, which puts loved ones at risk. By automating the compliance process, the Lifted complete care companion will massively reduce approval times and quickly get carers into worthwhile roles.”

The platform will also increase emphasis on carer development and the creation of an online care worker community.

“Lifted is built on interactivity, and the UKRI award will enable us to introduce comprehensive gamified programmes to boost carer career progression and to create a vibrant online community where carers can share experiences and receive support from others.” Rachel added.

The company also runs an online community that includes a marketplace of products designed to support people living with dementia, used by over 40,000 families.

Earlier this month UKRI announced that it would be providing £20 million funding for over 25 projects to develop products and services that meet the needs of us all as we age.

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