We work with impact-driven start-ups and innovative organisations who want their products and services to be accessible to all.
Here are some highlights from our recent work.
NEWS! Soda's work featured in a Department for Health and Social Care policy paper
Soda's work with the NHS to support co-design of community health funds in London has been featured in a DHSC adult social care policy paper. Waltham Forest's Community Chest - which Soda facilitated the implementation of - has been selected as a case study showcasing innovative approaches in social prescribing.
"Through co-design and collaboration with community leaders and effective use of community assets, local health and social care systems can adapt to local need, drive down inequalities and improve the health of people and places"
Find the full policy paper here.Client: North East London Health and Care Partnership (NHS)
Inclusion and accessibility in digital tech start-ups
For Remarkable, an accelerator for disability tech start-ups, we developed a learning programme on inclusive and accessible design. We are working with Remarkable to iterate this programme yearly.
Through a process of user testing and iteration with disabled people, we developed digital learning materials to guide entrepreneurs, designers and innovators to design more relevant and accessible tech solutions for disabled people.
Improving the accessibility of sports, fitness and physical activity
We are working with the Disability Policy Centre as partners on ‘The Power of Sport: A Lifetime of Opportunity’.
Exploring sport and fitness tech, physical participation, spectatorship and more, we are identifying barriers and solutions to improve participation, inclusion and accessibility with Soda's disabled, chronically ill, and neurodivergent community.
Partners: Disability Policy Centre, UnLtd
Co-designed community health funds
For North East London Health and Care partnership we are working with seven Local Authorities, the NHS and VCSE groups to co-produce and deliver a series of community health funds known as Community Chests.
The grant funds are aimed at supporting local social prescribing activity for underserved population groups. We are doing this across 7 boroughs in London, with a roll out to other regions of London planned for 2023/24.
Watch a video about the Community Chest initiative.Clients: NHS North East London, Transformation Partners in Health and Care
Transforming NHS digital and in-person Long Term Condition Services
Our consultant team worked with Bromley by Bow Health Centre Primary Care Network to co-design innovations to their service for patients living with Long Term Conditions.
We gathered insight and worked with patients, GPs, and surgery staff to undertake a review and transformation process of the PCN’s Long Term Condition Service digital and in-person provisions.
Clients: Bromley By Bow Health Centre, Year Here
A construction sector marketing campaign for young people
For Newham Council we worked with local 16 - 25 year olds to co-produce a prototype marketing campaign designed to inform and excite more young people in Newham about local construction sector employment and training opportunities.
The results of this work informed how Newham Council’s employment agency communicated opportunities to young people locally.
Client: Newham Council