RippleNami Produces Map of Need for United Kingdom’s Veterans: Map Eases Access to Services for 5 Million United Kingdom’s Veterans and Family Members
NEWCASTLE, England—September 5, 2017— RippleNami, Inc., provider of a blockchain, map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, proudly announced today that, together with Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, it has been selected by the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund to produce a comprehensive map of health and social care needs for its nearly three million veterans located throughout the U.K. RippleNami will work with Northumbria University’s Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families to deliver an interactive map bearing up-to-date strategic information that will aid in planning and resource allocation, while connecting veterans and their families with critical resources.
Veterans transitioning from service to those at the end of their life face the daunting challenge of locating and accessing the services and resources they and their families need to thrive. This includes locations of hospitals, substance abuse clinics, education centers, financial assistance, employment assistance, housing and shelters – all of the services that veterans and their families desperately need and deserve. Likewise, charitable organizations serving veterans do not have visibility into their veteran population in terms of the type and location of services most needed.
“We are delighted to work with RippleNami on this U.K. first. They have a strong track record in the field and are confident that this project will be a huge benefit to veterans and also to those who commission and provide services for them by providing a comprehensive map of all available veterans’ services throughout the U.K., as well as an accurate picture of the ongoing health and social care needs of our veteran population,” said Dr. Matt Kiernan, Associate Professor of Mental Health and Veteran Studies at Northumbria University and a former Lieutenant Commander in the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service “This vital information will enable us to better assess and understand their needs so we can ensure services are being delivered.”
What is most unique about the cloud-based technology is its ability to capture data as a by-product of a user looking for help. As a user interacts with and searches for help on the map, the application records every click by the user providing an accurate record of what services each user is looking for, with the coordinates of where they are looking. The cumulative data produced by users, once analyzed, will deliver up-to-date strategic information to the Ministry of Defence’s Covenant Fund Team.
“RippleNami is committed to connecting unconnected veterans with critical services they deserve and need to thrive. We are honored to support Northumbria University to further their initiative of ensuring veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, RippleNami President and Chief Executive Officer. “To further this effort, we have opened an office in Newcastle, England to continue our mission of improving the world through social good.”
An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations. The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.
About Northumbria University
The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research is a research centre that has established strong collaboration between academics, service providers and service users with an interest in improving the health and social wellbeing of veterans and their families across the life span. The hub has been developed by Dr. Matthew Kiernan and Dr. Mick Hill and has attained a credible track record in successful collaboration with state and third-sector providers invested in the health and wellbeing of military veterans and their families. The Northern Hub currently holds two substantial research grants from the Covenant Fund and the Royal British Legion (RBL). The covenant funded aged veterans’ limbless study is currently six months ahead of schedule and we will complete the RBL study in May of this year. Both of these studies will have the potential for significant impact on the health and social care of veterans. As noted above, the Northern Hub exists as part of Northumbria University, and as such is subject the wider university governance process. For more information about Northumbria University, visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/business-services/engage-with-us/the-northern-hub-for-military-veterans-and-families-research.
About Covenant Fund
The Covenant Fund was established to support the armed forces community with a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant Fund focuses on families in stress and strengthening local government delivery of the covenant to support the forces through services, policy and projects. For more information about the Covenant Fund, visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund#background-information.