An Enhanced
Community

Tribe is backed by data, bleeding-edge technology and robust AI. Make intelligent decisions in your local authority to better shape your communities.

Tackling a Common Struggle Faced by Millions

Tribe's origin story is the common struggle faced by millions of us when we or someone we care about develops an impairment or health condition necessitating support and adjustments to lead their life and we quickly find that it does not exist, or we are ill-equipped to find anything suitable, or affordable.

Tribe's mission is to contribute to closing these 'care gaps', harnessing the power of digital technology, including artificial intelligence, geospatial mapping, machine learning and the internet of things, to grow and to connect people, places and things in new, innovative and more self-sustaining ways.

Through doing so our technology has the potential to capture unique insight and offers predictive capabilities to assist those planning, commissioning, designing, arranging and delivering community-based support.

Creating Change Together

We partner with those who are prepared to change the care and support sector - to make it sustainable for its communities. Click on a partner to view more about them.

Bronze Labs
Skills for Care
Carers UK
Public Perspectives
Humanly
Mind
Innovate UK
University of Suffolk
Social Tech Trust
Community Catalysts
Shared Lives Plus
Minut
Fire Angel
Karantis 360
Bronze Labs
Skills for Care
Carers UK
Public Perspectives
Humanly
Mind
Innovate UK
University of Suffolk
Social Tech Trust
Community Catalysts
Shared Lives Plus
Minut
Fire Angel
Karantis 360

We Work in Different Ways, in Different Contexts

Helping to Map, Grow and Diversify Local Care or Support Options

Creating training and accreditation routes for people wanting to upskill to offer care or support as a Community Micro Enterprises, supporting volunteering, mapping and connecting local activities and groups, and smart technology.

Helping to Make More Effective and Efficient Use of Resources

Connecting people, place and things to use our resources most effectively and sustainably, by reducing administrative and transaction costs, increasing productivity and value, contributing to local economic development and through data analytics to help map and target preventive support where it is needed most.

Putting More Control in People's Hands

Connecting people with cause to draw on support to options and opportunities closely based on their needs and preferences, and securing a better deal for those who want to offer paid care or support, both financially and in terms of work-life balance.

Connecting People and Opportunities Online to Bring People Together Offline

Employing cutting-edge smart technology in innovative new ways, Tribe is working with our partners to help to grow and diversify local care and support options and to help make the most efficient, effective and sustainable use of all available resources to improve individual and population health and wellbeing.

Identifying Gaps

Tribe helps you to identify and plug gaps in care and support by growing, diversifying and connecting the full range of formal and informal care, support and smart technology available locally to meet people’s needs and aspirations.

Resource Growth

Tribe is helping to grow and sustain new sources of paid care, supporting community micro-enterprises to set up, access training and accreditation, manage their business affairs and find customers, meeting demand for care while creating better paid new local jobs.

Volunteers

Tribe is working with local voluntary and community sector partners, using digital technology to help to grow, oversee and deploy volunteers where they are most needed, and to map and connect people with local activities, groups and relationships.

Smart IoT

Tribe is innovatively combining home-based technology with artificial intelligence to help local authorities and other public bodies to support more people to live safely in the place they call home.

Cost Saving

Tribe is helping to reduce the transaction costs associated with home-based care. An independent research paper identified the potential for Tribe to bring 33 per cent savings to the average hourly rate of home care, while simultaneously increasing the earnings of those offering care by up to 36 per cent.

Exploration

Tribe will provide people with a structured way to explore their needs and goals, to find out about different ways to meet and pursue them, and to connect with, access or purchase products, services, support and opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Tribe
Finding Care & Support
Providing Care & Support
Commissioning Tribe
Why should I commission Tribe?
At the heart of Tribe is a technology which enables Local Government, NHS and Voluntary community sector ‘need’ data to be geospatially mapped across communities down to neighbourhood level detail. Our focus of localising community need in this way enables grassroots organisations to map community assets and up-skill individuals on-demand. Working in this way will enables local authorities to take action and meet need as it emerges using resources from within the community itself.
What is Tribe solving?

There is currently a national shortage of 105,000 care providers. To upskill a care provider, care companies incur a £3,500 training charge. Accelerated by Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, industry churn has now been increased to 33% which has made it impossible to train new care providers fast enough.

Training charges incurred by care companies are being passed on to local government with administration charges as high as 30% - This is a particularly big problem in rural areas and clearly the model is no longer sustainable. Preventative service withdrawal is also accelerating the industry crisis.

Ultimately thousands of vulnerable and socially isolated people are going without help.

How is Tribe different to matching platforms?
Tribe encourage skilled community support providers to become established in national ‘dark patches’ where care costs are prohibitive or no support provision exists. Tribe drops the barriers to local people delivering paid support work, ensuring through its partnerships with Community Catalysts and Skills for Care, that people have the right attitudes, skills and knowledge to do their job well and safely. Tribe offers the opportunity for continuous training and development. Tribe will ultimately help make your support experience more responsive and personal.
What evidence is there to indicate that Tribe is effective?

Council leaders are telling us ‘Micro Commissioning’ via Tribe is a tangible solution to their ‘collapsing’ adult social care provision. The business case produced by our pilot local authorities procurement is compelling. Although it highlights a £800k fiscal saving through administrative cost reduction, based on a projected 400 new care providers, the largest risk identified was continuing with the current model - It has been proven internally current methods of care provision are not sustainable.

Areas with no care provision are growing across the UK, loneliness and social isolation are now seen as chronic in rural areas. Skills for Care and Community Catalysts are partners of the Tribe project helping provide access to the support and learning that local people need to establish a sustainable, legal and high quality care service.

British Red Cross and senior civil servants have all backed our project for its impact to support socially isolated individuals using resources from their own community. Six additional local authorities and two CCG’s have contacted us directly to discuss deployment of Tribe within their region.

How much does Tribe cost to commission?
Call us on +44(0)1952 288215 or email info@tribeproject.org to discuss our commissioning terms.
Is Tribe G-Cloud approved?
Tribe has been accepted to the G-Cloud government procurement framework as a 'Social Action and Micro-commissioning' solution.

Care. Support. Community.

Commission and work with Tribe to help grow and connect new and existing sources of care, support and opportunities in your area.