Supportive Schedule increases the independence of people with mental health conditions such as autism and dementia and people recovering from strokes, by guiding them through their daily routine.
Carers create step-by-step instructions and times for daily tasks such as brushing teeth or making a cup of tea and users check them off as they complete the tasks throughout the day. Users may need less intervention from carers and may eventually be able to carry out these tasks on their own.
Supportive Schedule was created by Lauren, Bryony, Natasha, Eilidh, Joshua and Tara, students at Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton, Cumbria.
The app was developed as part of the Apps for Good programme and won the “Our World – encouraging sustainable and healthy lifestyles” category sponsored by SAP at the Apps for Good Awards 2013. As an Apps for Good Award winner, the team worked with development agency Put it Out to have their app prototype built professionally and publicly launched, with the support of Apps for Good and SAP.