Vida Raises £1 Million to Fix Social Care Crisis with Technology

CQC-Approved Care Technology Platform Partners with Local Councils to Seamlessly Support Clients in Greater London, East Sussex and West Sussex

Vida has raised more than £1million in funding to expand and deploy a new model of care that is technology led and backed by high quality care professionals. Vida owns the full client experience providing a personalised, end-to-end, exceptionally responsive and high quality care service.

Vida_658_web finalThe funding will be used to continue to develop its unique and scalable technology platform, strengthen and enhance its service to Greater London clients and to launch a new office in Brighton to cover East Sussex and West Sussex. Additionally, Vida has partnered with a number of local councils in London, addressing their needs to deliver high quality care to residents.

The funding round is led by Hambro Perks and other investors include Barnaby Cardwell of Cardwell Technologies, Grima Ventures and high-net worth angel investors.

Dominic Perks, Founding Partner and CEO at Hambro Perks said “We’ve been working with Vida for some time now and have seen the company grow from strength to strength. Our investment will enable them continue to secure partnerships with local councils, helping the elderly and to repair the care crisis in the local community.”

Vida provides a personalised, end-to-end service, with an absolute focus on the quality of care delivered. In addition:
• Vida is the first platform of its kind to be CQC-certified
• Vida digitises care plans which will make home care more efficient and reliable
• Its pioneering technology carefully matches care professionals and clients to align specific needs to skills, gender, culture, location and many other variables which are critical to providing the best quality and continuity of care
• All care professionals are subject to rigorous background checks and training workshops so clients can be assured they are dealing with the care professionals of the highest standard
• The technology platform delivers efficiency in the timely delivery of high-quality care, and improves communication and transparency for all stakeholders involved in the health of our loved ones.

Vida Co-founder and CEO Naushard Jabir said “This funding allows us to continue developing and deploying the ground-breaking technology that makes Vida so unique. We are dedicated to actively training and developing our home care professionals and our rates of pay is one of the highest in the industry. Opening our Brighton and Hove office is the next natural step for Vida. We made the decision because of the overwhelming number of requests we received from the area, so it was logical to have local support staff on the ground. Now that our unique matching algorithm is fully functioning, it means we are seeing many successful matches all over London and now we’re excited to expand to East and West Sussex.”

Having delivered tens of thousands of care hours each month in London, the team is keen to replicate the successful model in East and West Sussex where the need for quality care is greater.

Devika Wood, Co-founder of Vida said “Our expansion into markets outside of London shows that a service such as Vida is desperately needed across the UK. Our clients and carers tell us that the technology we employ provides them the peace of mind they so crave. We’re so proud of the whole team seeing how far we’ve come.”

About Vida
Vida is a new care technology platform providing high quality in-home care services for the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. We are the first care technology platform to be approved by the Care Quality Commission. Vida’s main objective is to transform the care industry by recruiting and up-skilling high quality carers, providing a personalised, end-to-end service and using groundbreaking technology to improve communication and transparency in the timely delivery of high quality care.