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Care & Support

For many of us travelling on one of life’s journeys – the road to recovery, the road to health - can be daunting. We will all face obstacles, challenges and decisions for which we need some help and guidance, but we have no obvious support network in place to provide it.

And how do we create a support network? We tend to ask our friends, our families, our neighbours for help and advice. But what happens if they can’t answer our questions or feel unable to help?

Do we turn to our GPs, Emergency Services or our Local Authorities? Do they have the time, resources or knowledge to help us?

The chances are that they very help, advice and support that we need to overcome our challenges and difficult situations is close at hand within our communities. We just don’t know it exists.

FROG makes it easy to find the help you require by signposting your local care and support providers in an easy to use directory – allowing you to select the appropriate level of support for your own personal needs and budget. Giving you the control over your own journey – empowering you to choose as little or as much support as you need.


Local Knowledge
Our directory simply lists all your local care and support service providers in appropriate categories - categories designed by professionals who understand your local care and support landscape.
Action not Words
The internet is awash with billions of general information sites. Frog connects you to the local people and organisations that can DELIVER the help and support you need.
Empowerment
Using FROG gives you the control over the services and support that you believe best suit your personal needs.
Cost Effective
By giving you a choice and enabling you to create your own personal portfolio of service providers you are now best placed to determine which services you can afford so that you can budget appropriately.

Groups & Activities

We are naturally social animals; relying on each other for basic survival. Social connections are emotionally comforting and can have a very positive impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing. But how many people know exactly what groups and activities exist within their area?

One of the key features of FROG is that it offers every local group, activity and event in your area, the opportunity to be visible so you can now stop asking and start finding!

Frog is determined to play a major part in a new social movement, which will also go a long way to eradicating isolation, by bringing together like-minded local people with similar interests.

Whatever special interest would get you out the house, whether it’s a bright Sunday afternoon or dark murky evening; walking groups, scrabble, chess or bridge clubs, stamp collecting, knitting, flower arranging, dancing, coffee ‘n’ chats, cycling, star gazing, writing, model making, cooking, baking or any type of group, club or activity.


But if you can’t find a local group or activity to suit you – why not consider starting one...

Start a Group

Club Apprentice

Do you possess a trade that you would be prepared to share with local people in your community?
Whether you are retired or actively employed your knowledge/skillset could make a real difference to other people’s lives in your community.
Just imagine the benefit young people could get from learning a trade or other life changing skills.
Calling on;
electricians, plumbers, chefs, motor mechanics, flower arrangers, painters, decorators, landscapers, joiners, laptop repairs and any other skilled or qualified person that could teach, tutor or mentor others to find the ‘road to employment’

Open a Club

Easy to List
You can get your group or activity listed within seconds. Simply register for Frog and click on the green ‘Add Listing’ button at the top of the page and then follow the simple instructions.
Easy to Find
Frog breaks down most activities into a simple directory menu. Making your group easy to find. If you feel that your group doesn’t fit into our chosen categories then let us know!
Flexible
Once listed you can update your group’s entry as often as you like – ensuring the information is always current and relevant.
Cost Effective
Frog offers you more than a simple directory listing – it gives your group a real web presence. Keep your information up to date, upload brochures, make a short video and you have the perfect mini web site.

About Frog

Frog is a new social media platform, focused on the wellbeing of UK citizens and communities by uniquely grouping people 'Geographically'.

All of the services, groups and activities needed to lead long, safe, happy and healthy lives are grouped in Local Authority areas.

Frog was founded in 2016 by Cal, who has experienced his own recovery journey from drug and alcohol addiction. Looking back at his darkest days, his family, and their respective GPs for that matter, could not source the local support networks he needed.

Cal was lucky to find the much-needed information which saved his life but others have not been so fortunate so he has made it his mission to introduce a national system which signposts the UK public to a choice of local services and support solutions within a couple of clicks, not pages and pages of disparate general advice and information – much of it white noise and irrelevant.

He envisaged Frog, and from a chance meeting with social entrepreneur and founder of Capita, Sir Rod Aldridge, who immediately recognised the need and benefit of one national system, integrating health, wellbeing and social care information, led to the financial support required for the development of Frog.Net


Meet the Team

Cal
CEO & Founder
Glasgow based Cal created Frog having identified a need for a single nationwide care and support solutions platform following his own recovery journey from alcohol and drug addiction.
Nick Kuenssberg OBE, DUniv
Chairman
Nick Kuenssberg is currently chairman of several private and public organisations including Social Investment Scotland and the Royal Conservatoire. He an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow and member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Adam Smith Business School, a business angel and mentor.
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE
Director
Sir Rod Aldridge is the founder and former executive chairman of Capita, and is currently Chairman of the Aldridge Foundation, an educational charity which sponsors academy schools in England and champions entrepreneurial education.
Prof. David Best
Advisor
Based at Sheffield Hallam University, Professor David Best's key areas of expertise are the relationship between drugs and crime, and the area of desistance from offending and recovery from drug and alcohol problems. He also has considerable expertise around deaths in police custody.
Iain Hale MSc
IT Director
Iain is a highly experienced data management and technical architect. He has worked on several major customer experience projects and applications in the healthcare, local government and private sectors.
Phil Worms
Operations Director
Phil is an experienced tech sector professional having held senior positions with companies such as iomart, Centrica and BT. He recently developed the Digital Xtra Fund computing and digital skills initiative on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Frog News

Thursday 5th October 2017

Calling all Champions!

One of Frog’s many powerful features is the Champions Cinema.
Frog Founder and CEO, Cal, who has experienced his own recovery journey from drug and alcohol addiction stated: “The Champions Cinema is the area on Frog where people can share their stories, experiences, skills and knowledge for the betterment of others in their physical community. And we want Champions to come forward now, before our national launch, to start telling their stories, offering tips and advice so that others can benefit from their shared experiences.”
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Monday 18th October 2017

Frog to enter BETA phase with offer for Scotland

Frog, the social platform that connects the UK public to local help and support for a broad range of health, wellbeing and social care issues, is preparing to enter Beta phase prior to a nationwide launch on 2nd April 2018.

Health and social care Service Providers, Local businesses and community Groups will soon be able to add their listings and upload data to the frog platform in October.
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Tuesday 2nd April 2017

YourHealthMatters hits the road as Frog!

The Glasgow based technology company YourHealthMatters, behind the UK’s first national health, wellbeing and social care platform, has rebranded as Frog Systems.

CEO and Founder Cal stated: “As we near the public launch of the platform we were aware that we would need an online brand that would be easily recalled and would stand out from the thousands of individual information web sites that exist covering health, wellbeing and social care issues.”
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Local Authorities and Health & Social Care Partnerships

Frog is a contemporary national online information platform, signposting people to local help and support for a broad range of health, wellbeing and social care issues. Frog’s principle aim is to prevent ill health and promote good health from an asset based approach giving people the knowledge and ability to manage their own lives effectively.

It is not simply an info portal or directory but rather a social platform for sharing experiences through the Champions Cinema.
Frogs brings together health, wellbeing social care service providers, local businesses, groups and activities, visitor attractions together in one single easy to use directory for the first time ever in the UK. Despite a cluttered landscape of web sites, local community magazines and notice boards we still struggle to find relevant local information easily.

With Frog - People stop asking and start finding.
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Self-Directed Support
Frog has been specifically designed to underpin the Self Directed Support model. Citizens can self- select the local service providers within your area who provide the services and support that they require.
Asset Based Approach
Every community contains a wide variety of support and special interest groups – but they remain largely invisible to the majority of the local population. Frog signposts end users to the activities happening on their doorsteps.
Flexibility
Local Authorities have the ability to create, manage and curate their own customised Care & Support area of Frog. Each LA is already featured on the platform.
Low Cost
Access to Frog’s secure, cloud based platform is via a single annual license fee. No capital, no ongoing maintenance, To find out more and to discover how you can activate your local authority area on FROG contact us now.
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Groups & Activities
Falling membership? Lack of local publicity? Low turnout for your events? These issues could a thing of the past with Frog. You deserve more. Groups and activities are vital to the wellbeing of the whole community. Simply register, add your group and get in front of the people that matter – your local population.
Local Businesses
Did you know that 72% of people who search for local services on the net buy from a supplier within five miles of their home? Frog offers your business a highly effective, targeted low cost marketing tool. Simply register and make sure your business can be seen locally.
Service Providers
There are many people seeking care and support, and the services that you provide, within your community – they just don’t know where to find it. A listing on Frog may ease the pain, anxiety and worry that we all face on life’s difficult journeys.
Tourism & Attractions
Frog helps visitors, tourists and day trippers find places of interest, activities and attractions within an area. It also brings major local festivals and events together under one roof.

Harnessing the Power of Peer Support

Communities are people. And every member of a community is an asset. For a community to thrive we need our people to believe that they genuinely can make a difference.

Champions Cinema provides an online place where people can share their stories, experiences, skills and knowledge for the betterment of others in their physical community.

When we see and hear people tell stories we become personally engaged in the content in a way that is just not possible with printed information. The impact is immediate, our attention is caught, our emotions are stirred, we recognise authenticity, credibility and the story becomes relatable.

Making a video for the Champions Cinema is easy. Please don’t worry about the style – it’s what you say that matters. A couple of minutes of your time might change someone’s life for ever.

Think of it as a Video Selfie! You can make a video now if you have a mobile phone or tablet.


Wellbeing Champions
When life takes a wrong turn - whatever the problem you're facing - if you've no idea where to look for help, it can leave you feeling very lonely. Hearing from someone who has lived through similar challenges and has come out through the other side, tell their own story to camera in their own words, can help you realise that you are not alone.
Living With... Champions
It is not just you that is affected by your situation. Family, friends and colleagues may also require guidance and assistance to ensure that they understand the challenges you are facing and are best prepared to support you on the journey ahead. Their experiences are shared here in the Living with.. Champions.
Knowledge Champions
It is often stated that ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Our Knowledge Champions, by sharing their experiences and knowledge, can signpost the tips, support and advice needed to stop a negative situation arising before it has begun – from Email Scams to accident prevention.
Activity Champions
Support, Interest and Activity groups are the lifeblood of any community but the running of them can be daunting. Hear from our Activity Champions as they reveal how they developed successful activities to meet the needs of their members, publicised their services, increased their membership, raised funds or simply found an online app that made all the difference to their organisation.

If you are a Champion please tell your story!

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