Our 2021 recipients: Skiggle
Skiggle is a UK based specialist disability charity that provides vital, potentially lifesaving, help and support to disabled people, their families and carers. Coming to the aid of people with disabilities when they need it most, Skiggle works in two ways. Firstly, the charity funds and operates a unique SOS emergency alert service harnessing the power of specialist technology to answer urgent calls for help for disability care products and equipment from people all over the UK. Secondly, Skiggle runs a regulated online marketplace where people can safely donate and distribute disability and special needs care products and equipment to those who need them. Using their Innovation For All Foundation grant, Skiggle plans enhance their SOS alert mapping facility, develop their technology to implement an internal messaging system to safeguard child carers who need to use Skiggle’s SOS alert service and online marketplace, and to introduce a Skiggle app with adaptations for child carers.