Thursday, 7 January 2010

Fingers crossed for the parcel's success

So, for the past few weeks, I have been working on a brief set by the RSA called Independence Days (looking at services provided for people who suffer from a chronic illness and seeing how these can be improved/develpoed). I focused on teenagers with diabetes and with a little team of willing patients and carers learnt a lot about the condition, the difficulties faced, opinions on what is currently available and how this could be improved and co-designed my response with them.
From this, I developed a pairing scheme whereby teenage sufferers of a similar age would be matched. It would be an opt-in scheme, where diabetes clinics would be in control of making appropriate pairings; ideally a patient managing their diabetes well with a patient struggling. Both parties would benefit from having a point of contact outside of their medical team: a person to talk to about the condition and hopefully forge a friendship outside the realms of diabetes.

I will post the project properly on my website shortly.

So here is the parcel which has now been sent and will soon be under the RSA's judging eyes...

Who knew such perfect A3 bubble-wrap envelopes were available?!

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