Finding the System That Fits Your Needs - Sekoia

Finding the System That Fits Your Needs

Aspiring, caring, trusting. These are some of the core values Active Prospects integrate into every part of their care delivery. From recruiting to care planning. Active Prospects provide high-quality support for people with learning disabilities and autism as well as physical and mental health needs. Across Surrey, South London, and Sussex.

“The systems we looked at previously were very focused on the processes in elderly care homes. It was very task related with less focus on the resident’s outcomes, aspirations, and goals.” – Jade Vallance, Director of Care, Active Prospects

As a provider, Active Prospects aims to become an outstanding organisation known for delivering innovative, flexible, and responsive care and achieving excellent outcomes for their people and communities.

We’re happy they’ve chosen Sekoia to help them in that mission.

The end of a year-long search for the right digital care planning system

”We hadn’t really found the right product. Every product we looked at needed to be adapted. And Sekoia was the first product where Maria and I were like: Oh! This is what we were looking for, but we couldn’t fit it into words” – Jade Vallance, Director of Care, Active Prospects

The senior team at Active Prospects had been searching for the right system for a while. Until they found Sekoia. Jade elaborates:

“The systems we looked at previously were very focused on the processes in elderly care homes. It was very task related with less focus on the resident’s outcomes, aspirations, and goals.”

Sekoia was built to accommodate both elderly care and services that support people with disabilities. Without forcing ways of working from other sectors upon others. Because digital care planning is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Likewise, Sekoia gives providers the freedom to choose their own devices. No one is forced to buy a particular brand or type of device. It works on all iOS and Android phones and tablets.

”We hadn't really found the right product. Every product we looked at needed to be adapted. And Sekoia was the first product where Maria and I were like: Oh! This is what we were looking for, but we couldn't fit it into words"
Jade Vallance, Director of Care, Active Prospects
“The systems we looked at previously were very focused on the processes in elderly care homes. It was very task related with less focus on the resident’s outcomes, aspirations, and goals.”

Ready to get going in August

Employee training has gone smoothly. People are engaged, and Active Prospects look well on their way to officially go live with Sekoia in August. For the past couple of weeks, all members of staff have been introduced to Sekoia.

Even though the Sekoia system is very intuitive, it’s a significant change to the way people are used to working. And that can be uncomfortable.

So, that’s one of the primary actions for the Sekoia team; to take our time and make sure everyone feels at ease using the app. Otherwise, when things are getting busy, people won’t use the system. Or feel less competent doing so. No matter how intuitive. In our experience, assuming no onboarding is needed at all is a recipe for disaster. Like Active Prospects, users need to get off to a flying start and use the digital care planning system their way.

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About Active Prospects

Active Prospects initially implemented Sekoia at 3 services – Cedarwood, Pines and Woodview, supporting 20 people with physical and learning disabilities.
Since they have implemented Sekoia in 20 more services.
Active Prospects started using Sekoia in August 2021.