Care City Year In Review 2019/2020
This report summarises our work over the period of 2019-2020, shares our impact findings and introduces you to the team.
The Care City year started on a high. With the support of our founders NELFT and LBBD, we became an independent Community Interest Company. We were delighted to embed our mission in our governance, and to become a social enterprise. As the innovation partner to East London’s health and care system, it is right that from top to bottom, our focus is people not profit. We were proud too to launch our Community Board, to learn with us about our mission and to continually challenge and shape our work.
The goal of happy, healthy older age is hugely challenged by COVID-19 and the associated misery and poverty. Care City itself has had to adapt to remote working, and take a little of our own innovation medicine. This has tested our creativity and strength, but we’re proud of what we have achieved. We have also adapted our work. Never before had we gone from idea to implementation in a fortnight, without pausing for a funder to say ‘yes’, but this year we have done so repeatedly. We have invested and taken risks to support care homes, domiciliary care agencies, GP practices and local people.