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App overview manual

This is a manual that demonstrates the current capability of our app (Circle v 1.3). Click on the link below. https://serviceproject.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Overview-of-Circle-app-v1.3-for-sharing.pdf

Update on app design and trials

Over the last few months we have been prototyping and trialling the app in several stages. After some initial co-design interviews with older adults discussing the app concept and viewing app wireframes/mock-ups, the first version of the app was developed and released across platforms (iOS…

Project pre-prints now available

We have the following preprints of work available for download. Stuart, A., Harkin, L., Daly, R., Sanderson, L., Park, M., Stevenson, C., Katz, D., Gooch, D., Levine, M. & Price, B. Ageing in the time of COVID-19: the coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the experience of loneliness in older adults by…

Circles of Support – ending notes

Dear Participant, Thank you so much for your valued participation in the Circles of Support project. This was, as you know, part of a wider research project, called STRETCH, (Socio Technical Resilience for Enhancing  Targeted Community Healthcare) which was funded by the Engineering and Physical…

SERVICE link-worker dashboard demo screenshots

This is a demonstration of a prototype link-worker dashboard for SERVICE developed in Django. Figure 1 shows the link-worker dashboard with all clients. More details on the clients timeline can be shown by clicking on the clients name to reveal a client based view –…

STRETCH Project: Circles of Support and Identity Mapping

By Avelie Stuart, Research Fellow, University of Exeter. As part of the STRETCH project (referred to as Circles of Support by Age UK Exeter), we have been drawing people’s social networks and social identity maps (example illustrated below), as a way of getting people to…

Why SERVICE is needed?

COVID-19 related isolation is likely to increase stress, anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal[1]. Likewise, there will be increased burden on family and friends who have other responsibilities and/or may experience illness themselves[2]. The burden on formal carers is also likely to increase, with extensive lists…