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MyLiferaft | Keep vital information in one accessible place

MyLiferaft: An online toolkit of features to help others get to know and understand your child.  You stay in control. Less stress. Founded by Nicola Murgatroyd, who was mother/carer/advocate/friend to her daughter, Faith. Faith had multiple and complex needs requiring 24/7 care which Nicola had to…

MyLiferaft: An online toolkit of features to help others get to know and understand your child.  You stay in control. Less stress.

Founded by Nicola Murgatroyd, who was mother/carer/advocate/friend to her daughter, Faith. Faith had multiple and complex needs requiring 24/7 care which Nicola had to manage and co-ordinate when also being a working mother with other children. Based on her experiences and the results of talking with other parents and carers Nicola created MyLiferaft for the benefit of everyone caring or being cared for.

MyLiferaft gives you one single place to add and store information about your child, be that their likes and dislikes, how to provide personal care, a daily journal, a record of trips to the GP/hospital, operations, test results or details about their education or of a care, education, occupational therapy plan.  You chose which tools and features you want to use. 

All this information is then at your fingertips and you no longer have to rely on memory. If necessary, you can share it with others, either directly or via printed reports, reducing the need of repetition and the worry of holding all the information yourself or having others keep it on your behalf. Reduces repetition and gives peace of mind.

Sharing allows those that help you know and understand your child better leading to a more consistent approach of support, which means less stress for you and your child.

 

Using MyLiferaft lets you:

  • Store health, well-being and care information in one accessible place (24/7)
  • Create an Emergency Card for your child to carry
  • Create a hospital passport 
  • Record hospital/GP visits, operations, test results, medications
  • Keep track and be reminded of appointments and assessments.
  • Share your care information with those who support you.
  • Track information over time, e.g weight, mood, blood pressure, temperature
  • Monitor achievements and set new goals.
  • Maintain continuity of care even if you can't be there in person.
  • Use reports as part of a handover to a new carer, a teacher, another parent, the GP  or therapist. 
  • Access a database of helpful resources

 

Who Can Use MyLiferaft?

Parents need to set up their own account they then add and manage an account for their child. Anyone you want to share information with will need an email address and they are then invited to create their own account in order to be able to accept your invitation and see information you are sharing. Once sharing you can message the person directly from within the app and they can add comments (but not change) information. Comments remain private until you chose to make them visible.

You can delegate management of the account to another person if needed or pass the ownership back to the person you support. The product can be used for life so the information stays with them wherever they are.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Clare Brooke-Little
Contact Position
Product Specialist
Telephone
03302 231192
E-mail
info@myliferaft.com
Website
MyLiferaft

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Mon-Friday 9am-5pm

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£0 Per month
Details

MyLiferaft is a FREE to use online tool. There is a paid for option that extends some features.

 

Availability

Age Ranges
All ages

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults
Carers
Older people

Notes

MyLiferaft works equally well irrespective of age or condition, we work on the premise that everyone is an Individual and therefore the product can be personalised depending on the individual needs.

The product is an online system that can be accessed from any web enabled device, phone, tablet, pc.   

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Our aim is for MyLiferaft to become the "go to" solution for SEND professionals, carers, and those individuals with complex needs to have everything pertinent to them in a safe, secure and immediately accessible location, wherever you are. Ensuring everyone is seeing the same information.

Our key measure of success is for the individual to achieve their goals.

 

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 04/01/2021

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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