Socialscript can be the self-care brand the UK and Ireland needs for marketing the self-care concept. Its app aims to align with key health policies over the next 5 to 10 years. The key policy for Northern Ireland is ‘Health and well-being delivery together 2026.’ This app will aim to address the 7 pillars of self-care, especially health literacy. The app would be installed initially in NI within the community, with a potential rollout across the rest of the UK and Ireland in the coming years. The app will be user friendly that all patients can use to help them feel better supported and connected to resources within their community.
To create an app that is convenient for patients to avail of health consultations and referrals. The company want the app to cross-over organisational boundaries to form a multi-disciplinary service giving patients mental and physical health advice.
To assist with the development of their concept, Socialscript were supported by North West Regional College (NWRC) Business Support Centre (BSC) through the InnovateUs programme which is funded by the Department for the Economy.
NWRC Creative & Digital Media Technical Consultant, Aaron McKeever, provided 30 hours of upskilling support in concept design and walkthroughs, creating components to be used for visual demonstration, using Invision prototyping tools and reviewing final prototype designs.
On completion of the project the company was able to successfully develop a visual prototype of their Socialscript app which will be used for audience testing in the future.
Stephen Toland, Director of Socialscript described the benefits of working with NWRC’s Business Support Centre via the InnovateUs Programme:
‘’The InnovateUs programme is a fantastic initiative that allows your ideas to become a reality. Aaron and the team at NWRC were very helpful, insightful and very easy to work with. Our mock-ups are a massive help to our future objectives and Aaron completed our project in a very quick time-frame. It was a straight forward process from start to finish. Thank you from Socialscript.’’