Our Philosophy

We discovered, from the experience of care with our families, that all the available ‘serious software’ was directed at collecting data and using it to monitor the care process and that it did not truly address improving the day to day experience of either the person being cared or the carers. Basically, it’s data entry focused not engagement based.

So we set about building a new form of software that would give the ‘end user’ access to the power of the internet through undertaking stimulating and enjoyable activities.

We worked with care experts and academia to align our system with the evidence base of the accredited care principles and processes, such as reminiscence, VIPS, CST, self management and person centred care (Kitwood). We’re fortunate to have the support of industry and academic leaders in their field.

The result is RemindMeCare, a unique system (which we’ve christened ‘Activity Software’ to differentiate it from Care Planning and Care Recording Software) that serves the ‘activity’ needs of all those parties involved in the person centred care process and uses the outcome data to further improve care.

Etienne Abrahams –Co-Founder

Etienne Abrahams

MSc, University College London. Creator of the ReMindMeCare’s concept and tool, Etienne is a usability professional and consultant in Human Computer Interaction. He has extensive experience in the delivery of commercial products for multi-national customers, including Endemol, Lastminute.com and Inmarsat. Etienne brings the formal skills of identifying user populations, documenting their specific needs and, through iterative design, addressing the end users’ requirement. Etienne makes things that really work and which are addictively easy to use.

Simon Hooper –Co-Founder and CEO

Simon Hooper

BSc, University College London. A consultant petroleum geologist for seven years, more recently Simon has been involved in numerous start-ups in various business sectors. With a focus over the last ten years in sales and marketing, incorporating traditional and online techniques to achieve market penetration and brand value, Simon brings skills in business and management that can build a business from its birth.

Iain Fletcher –Sales & Marketing Director

Iain Fletcher

Qualified in IT, trained in Enterprise Sales Engineering in his early career at Microsoft and Google and then with roles focused on scaling startups to rapid growth and exit, at Yammer and Box, Iain’s skillset is perfect to build teams, drive sales and establish international brand recognition.

Guy Cooper –CTO

Guy Cooper

Highly experienced tech entrepreneur, with several self-founded start-ups successfully exited, including to Aspect and CACI, Guy has extensive digital marketing expertise and has held senior held positions as Head of Public Sector Markets at Virgin Media and at the Ministry of Defence.

Chris Johnson –Lead software developer

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson has the ideal skill set and experience to oversee the building of RemindMeCare. With ten years of expertise in application development across multiple platforms, developing applications for mobile devices, tablets, browsers, desktop and TV and with a high calibre client base (incl. Warner Music, BT Cellnet, Design Council, Tower Hamlets, Microsoft, Harper Collins, etc.) Chris is well placed to bring RemindMeCare from prototype to launch.

Alistair Gray –Finance Director

Alistair Gray

As a Finance & IT Director with broad UK and global business experience in many sectors, including CEO JAS USA, KPMG Audit and KPMG Management Consulting, VP EMEA for JAS Worldwide and Group Finance Director for Darley Stud’s multi billion global investments, Alistair brings a wealth of business, accounting systems management and internet expertise.

Mandy Thorn –Non-Executive Director

Mandy Thorn

A Trustee at Healthwatch Shropshire, chair of the Shropshire Business Board and MD of Marches Care Ltd, Mandy has built the largest care home in Shropshire. Founder of Shropshire Partners in Care and Vice-Chair of the National Care Association, Mandy brings a wealth of experience in the care industry.

Stephan Apel –Non-Executive Director

Stephan Apel

Executive Director at Moelis & Company, the independent Investment Bank, and former Vice President at Merrill Lynch‎, Stephan brings invaluable experience with his investment banking background, including business positioning, capital raising, governance and M&A negotiation.

Sir Vince Cable –Non-Executive Director

Sir Vince Cable

As the UK’s ex Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and with his commitment to the mental health agenda, Vince brings vast experience and the ability to guide the company in international waters.

Mark Brangwyn –Community Services Advisor

Mark Brangwyn

Fresh from his role as Head of Community Services at London Councils, Mark brings to Health-Connected many years of experience of working with local authorities, organisations and health services and will play a fundamental part in the process of integrating RemindMeCare into the UK health care process.

Partners

Dementia Pathfinders

Dementia Pathfinders

With a focus on improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers, Dementia Pathfinders are Health-Connected’s guide in the provision of therapeutic and social support, learning and development, and in ensuring that RemindMeCare optimises its ability to engage with its users. With a team that includes CEO Barbara Stephens, and Dr Jill Rasmussen, Clinical Lead for Dementia for the Royal College of General Practitioners, their ability to support RemindMeCare is invaluable.

Advisory Board

Lindsay Royan - Dementia Advisor

Head of Psychological Services at North East London NHS Foundation Trust, Lindsay is a clinical psychologist with twenty-six years experience of working in the care of older people and now specialises in dementia care. She is a qualified drama therapist with an interest in the use of all creative therapies in reminiscence work. Lindsay is a long term collaborator, helping shape and test the efficacy of the RemindMeCare application.

Worcester University, Assoc. of Dementia Studies

Under Professor Dawn Brooker’s leadership, the Association for Dementia Studies has worked in partnership with many NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and care providers to provide training for professionals and care staff working in care homes, hospitals and in peoples’ own homes (ie the internationally recognised VIPS Framework). Their contribution to optimising RemindMeCare’s ability to assist those people living with dementia and their families live well, is invaluable.

Carol Munt

Carol’s focus is on patient experience. As a Patient Partner at Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Trust, Co-Chair of the NHS Thames Valley Patient Experience Strategy Group, Patient Leader NHS TV SCN Oversight Group, NHS HETV Partnership Council, Patient representative Oxford AHSN Clinical Innovation Adoption group & National AHSN Network of Networks and Patient Member Physician Associate Joint Project Team (University of Reading), Carol works extensively across numerous sectors of relevance to Health-Connected.

Sara Wilcox

After 7 years as the Legal and Welfare Officer for the Alzheimer’s Society specialising in dementia and the law Sara set up Pathways Through Dementia. She now works with Home Instead and is focussed on care of those with dementia.

Margaret Dangoor

With an MA in Health Law, Margaret’s career includes the NHS as a senior nurse and manager, running the first patient safety organisation and numerous local community and voluntary sector activities. Currently an Ambassador for Carers UK, she is also a co-investigator on MODEM, a major dementia research project.

Barbara Hobbs

A Health and Social Care Consultant, an experienced Senior Manager and Registered Nurse with expertise in all matters pertaining to care home and domiciliary care planning and management, Barbara specialises in design and commissioning of Retirement Villages/Extra Care Housing., whilst focusing on Dementia Care and working towards a degree.

Sylvia Bridge

An ex-social care manager in Richmond Council, Sylvia has spent many years involved in dementia research and training. As the ex-Head of Care for L. B. Hounslow her experience of dementia care and training is extensive.

Professional Advisors

Kemp Little –Solicitors

Kemp Little –Solicitors

Kemp Little advises clients in the tech sector, bringing commercial expertise to digital business models, legal matters and a reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective services. “With clients such as Expedia, Serco, etc., we deliver crucial advice to fast-moving, innovative businesses”.

Smith & Williamson –Tax & Investment Planning

Smith & Williamson –Tax & Investment Planning

One of the top 10 accountancy practices in the UK, S&W prides itself on its support to fast growth tech start-ups and to being at the heart of developing the exit process for its clients. Offering investment management, tax and accounts preparation, S&W provides a full service throughout the business cycle.

Grays –Accountants

Grays –Accountants

The practice focuses on assisting start-ups through their early stages with an experienced and cost effective service. With expertise in configuring companies during their early funding, partnership and compliance stages, Grays provides a full support service.