Rally Round, a web based service that helps families to give more practical help to frail older relatives, has launched a new app today at NHS Expo 2013.
"Rally Round strengthens the collective power of family and friends to help people they love. It's a really simple idea but one with great potential and with the ONS forecasting a 50% rise in over 65s by 2030 things like this are urgently needed" says Steve Pashley, Co-founder of Health2Works. "
Speaking about Rally Round, Miles Ayling, Director of Innovation at the Department of Health says "This is exactly the kind of smart, low cost innovation that the Web is great for. The NHS needs lots more of this kind of thing from developers out there."
Rally Round is one of 10 featured apps on the Department of Health's new NHS Apps library that was launched at NHS Expo 2013. It also can be found on the Apple App Store and at www.rallyroundme.com.
"Now busy relatives and friends can easily see and volunteer for jobs that need doing and keep track of who is doing what" says Roger Marlow, Technology Director of Health2Works, the organisation behind the free service.
An enhanced version, for use by Local Authorities and NHS Trusts is next to be launched along with a version of Rally Round for Android devices.
The free online version of Rally Round can be found at www.rallyroundme.com
Health2works, the e-health software agency behind Rally Round can be found at www.health2works.com
The new NHS apps library is at www.apps.nhs.uk