Verbo app

NHS Homerton Healthcare

Social Impact Award - Healthtech

Public Sector - Other

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Brief description:

Verbo is an online speech and language therapy (SaLT) toolkit that empowers education staff to support children and young people's (CYP) communication skills.

Communication skills are vital for all CYP, with wide-reaching impact on academic attainment, employment prospects and emotional well-being. A communication-rich environment and upskilled staff are essential in supporting CYP to achieve their potential. However, access to SaLT services can be a postcode lottery.

Verbo has responded to these challenges by already providing over 400 schools an online, semi-automated solution consisting of screening tools, targets, training webinars, interventions with video modelling and downloadable resources, and robust impact measures.

Why entering?

To be able to share the great work that has been achieved at Homerton in developing Verbo and the difference it has made to children and young people accessing speech and language therapy support across the UK. To share our innovation journey with others and in turn encourage people to pursue ideas in digital transformation and work towards building solutions to the challenges the NHS faces. Awards such as this contribute to the recognition for the hard work and rapid change Verbo has been able to achieve.
In 2023 we were proud to have been awarded highly commended in the HSJ awards. Since this time, we have continued to develop the product and achieve success in the market place we feel this is the right time to seek further recognition through award.

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