CVT CONNECT is a digital APP that makes it easier for people to share ideas, gain inspiration, collaborate on projects and celebrate success together
Here is an Easy Read guide for CVT Connect
Here is a video about CVT Connect
It has been co-produced by CVT community members who recognised the growing use of tablets and smart phones amongst their peers but equally the lack of a digital platform that they could use easily and safely. CVT CONNECT encourages people to network digitally but with additional safeguards of local administrators who know each person in their CVT community and offer help to ensure people have full control over what they do.
CONNECT has been co-produced around four key functions
This replicates a one page profile as often used in peoples support plans or care files. Each user can choose who they wish to share their profile with including their friends and support workers.
Users can create a shared wall around a theme or idea. People can contribute ideas by placing a ‘postie’ with either a photo, symbol, emoji, type their thoughts or attach a document.
People can make plans to co-produce projects together even if they are in different locations. There is also a resource section where people can browse and select from a constantly updated digital library.
The digital noticeboards ensure that the people with disabilities have updated information that they need to enable them to make choices.
The GOT IT group based in the Gloucestershire communities co-produced the APP with the help of MADEOPEN communications. The brief they worked said it has to be fun and easy to use. There are easy read instructions available on every page. It is designed to follow simple pathways that increase the users confidence through experience.
CVT CONNECT encourages people to network digitally but with additional safeguards of local administrators who know each person in their CVT community and offer help to ensure people have full control over what they do.