The investment, which has been made by City Funds, South East Angels, Bristol Private Equity Club and current shareholders, will help AutonoMe to expand its support for children and young people by providing further access to its services in schools and colleges, aiding their journey towards more independent living.
The funding will also be used to roll out AutonoMe’s new employability services, helping ensure that vulnerable people can learn the vital skills needed to secure and maintain employment and live more independently.
Giving back autonomy
AutonoMe combines technology with one-to-one support to improve outcomes for vulnerable people in Education and Social Care. The AutonoMe app gives vulnerable people access to personalised, instructional video programmes to develop and maintain their independence and prepare for employment while presenting Social Care and Education providers with real-time data to evaluate impact and progress towards independence.
The platform is being used by organisations across the UK including London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, Devon Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, Shropshire Council, City of Bristol College, Weston College and many more.
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William Britton, Founder and CEO of AutonoMe, says, “Providing vulnerable people with access to tools and resources that help them develop important life skills is vital to allowing them to live fuller, more independent lives. This is what drives everything we do at AutonoMe and this capital injection, provided by investors who understand what we want to achieve and help us get there, will allow us to expand our support to even more vulnerable people across different services, helping them to live more freely, gain employment and develop and grow as people.”
Kristina Pereckaite, MD at South East Angels, says, “The social care sector is ripe for innovation, and we were really impressed with the simple yet highly effective solution that AutonoMe provides. We believe AutonoMe will execute and move quickly and are thrilled to be supporting William on his mission to improve the lives of vulnerable people.”