EKTG has become increasingly concerned about the lack of real knowledge and understanding of Digital Services. Our plan is to offer opportunity for a wide range of people to gain such knowledge and to work with us to demonstrate benefits. A group in Newham Health Community have demonstrated the practicalities, saved money and now offer even better services to local people.
The CityWellnessLink was brought together, this includes Corporates, Organisations and Individuals in the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Newham. Recently the UK Government identified a list of topics to tackle market failures and stimulate innovation in pursuit of longer, healthier lives for all. Encouraging health and wellbeing in the older workforce. Although there are examples of small projects in some parts of the UK, there has not been any specific project in London.
City Wellness Link submitted a proposal to INNOVATE UK and has been successful in receiving funding for a feasibility study.
Our Two Special Advisers, Baroness Greengross who has been very supportive to us in the House of Lords and Nicky Gavron, Member of the London Assembly, who is our link to The Mayor.
CitywellnessLinkGroup (CWLG) Summary January 2021
CWLG is a unique London Group now starting a cost effective feasibility study into increasing the use of digital services to benefit society with an ageing population. We need your help with this scheme.
CWLG has been working collaboratively for some months and is now funded by INNOVATE UK. We envision a future where it is easier and enjoyable for employees to take more responsibility for and control of their health and well-belng, enabling an increasing proportion of the older work-force to remain in productive employment longer.
CWLG has strength in depth, is led by Fujitsu, coordinated by European Knowledge Tree Group (EKTG), with Docobo, Z/Yen, Bart’s Health NHS Trust, East London NHS Foundation Trust and Morrison’s as a major employer and healthy-eating advocate.
Collaboration will ensure that innovation is stimulated.
This Study will explore the feasibility, acceptability and conceptual architecture of digital platforms to allow people to use different services as needs and tastes change.
The Study Area includes the City of London, Newham and Tower Hamlets. These authorities have many unique features, some of the largest numbers of commuting and residential people in the whole Capital. London City Airport, The Docklands Light Railway and the London Emergency Helicopter are included. Added to this are the massive corporate and residential blocks in Canary Wharf. Many of these people use local services and create a huge additional burden.
We will work with local employers, employees and other members of society. We are keen to work link with your older workers answering two anonymous surveys. This should result in confirming areas of need and evidence for potential services.
An Advisory Board will bring a strong impartiality to the work. They will check the open market process, contributor links, assist better education and understanding of digital services as well as legal and ethical aspects of this work.
CWLG expects the outcomes to be usable throughout the country.