LAS and Sara Dunn Associates win Ufi Grant for Social Care Mobile Learning Project

LAS, in partnership with Sara Dunn Associates, has won one of 16 coveted Ufi Charitable Trust Vocational Learning Tech grants.

Online PR News – 23-November-2015 – Leamington Spa, UK – Selected from over 180 applications, the Cuppa project, so called because Cuppa resources, or ‘sips’, are bite-sized – a skills boost in the time it takes to drink a cup of tea – focusses on supporting staff in their everyday care work. Sips are rooted in care activities on topics such as how to talk to relatives, write handover notes, and understand a care plan.

As much of the care workforce is dispersed and mobile, the learning will be delivered to mobile phones, enabling staff to learn on the job. Cuppa will be free or low-cost to use, reducing training costs in a sector where budgets are tight. This project aims to have a huge positive impact on a hard-to-reach sector, improving the skills of care workers and also the lives of the people who they support.

Sara Dunn, Chief Executive, Sara Dunn Associates said:
“Care work is so important, and yet so undervalued in our society; this UfI innovation grant will help us develop a vitally needed performance support service for care workers. We have many years of experience in the care sector, and in teaming up with LAS for the digital development we reckon we have a really winning combination!”

Rob Hubbard, Managing Director, LAS said:
“We are really delighted to be a part of the Cuppa project. It has great potential to help transform an entire sector and the lives of people receiving care. What better use of innovative learning technologies could there be?”

About LAS:
LAS is an award-winning provider of bespoke digital learning design, development, consultancy and training services in the UK and internationally. Established in 2005 as LearningAge Solutions, they work with a range of medium to large private and public sector organisations including some of the biggest companies and most recognisable brands in the world.

About Sara Dunn Associates:
Sara Dunn Associates provides research and consultancy services. They focus on communications, learning and information management systems and specialise in the public and not-for-profit sectors, particularly in health, social care and education.

About the UfI Charitable Trust:
The UfI is a charitable trust that provides funding for initiatives that improve the accessibility and delivery of adult learning through the use of technology. Their focus is on scaling vocational training and giving more people more access and ways to learn, in order to give them more chance of getting work.