Here's a Hand, Edinburgh

Here's a Hand, Edinburgh

Here's a Hand is an innovative service designed to connect carers to their family, friends and neighbours, making it quicker and easier to ask for and offer a helping hand, a bit of advice or companionship. The service uses mobile phone texts, email, and online messaging to communicate across the group instantly and simultaneously, creating a real time, dynamic network of support.

Here's a Hand was awarded the IRISS prize at Social Innovation Camp this year and is being supported by City of Edinburgh Council. A pilot is planned with 25 carers in Edinburgh early next year.

Catherine Macrae, James Baster and Glen Mehn and Here's a Hand website is

The video of the Here's a Hand talk is available, and their presentation is attached below.

IRISS Forum 2011 - Here's a Hand from iriss on Vimeo.

Heres-a-hand-Presentation-Dec-2011.ppt5.39 MB