Spark App - social technology for building and maintaining social support networks of people lending a hand to each other and exchange 'acts of kindness'

Description of impact

At a fundamental level, Spark is a solution-driven project built on the idea that it’s a mutual exchange of kindness that keeps the world going around and contributes to our sense of belonging as individuals and as a collective. The value of having access to a network of supportive relationships through on-line interaction can hardly be overestimated. The benefits are obvious: the risk of social isolation decreases as individual sense of well-being increases.
Category of impactHealth and Well being Impact

Keywords

  • social technology
  • social network analysis
  • social care
  • digital citizenship
  • social support
  • social determinants of health
  • acts of kindness
  • volunteering
  • older people
  • marginal populations
  • LGBTQ
  • Vulnerable
  • co-design
  • Design Thinking
  • Participatory research