You don’t stop laughing
when you grow old,
you grow old when you
stop laughing.

George Bernard Shaw



What we do

Alcove is pioneering independent living and revolutionising care and support.

Our award-winning service pulls together technologies that work, look great and are easy to use to help care providers save money, enhance safeguarding and improve quality of life.

Families

Families

Alcove allows your family to check in online, providing peace of mind wherever they are.

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Providers

Providers

We can help you take care of your clients needs more effectively and efficiently.

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Older adults

Older adults

We can help you make the most of life, and stay living independently in your own home for longer.

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Support workers

Support workers

We provide you with the tools, so you can spend your time doing what you do best.

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Why now?

Our team

Latest news

Alcove chosen to be a Little British Battler

Alcove chosen to be a Little British Battler

Alcove’s young co-founders are driven by being able to make a difference to people —their system saved a life within weeks of going live—and make a profit.

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Celebrating Carers - Meet Jean and June

Celebrating Carers - Meet Jean and June

Alcove just gives you a lot more visibility and a bit more confidence that things will be alright even if you’re not there.

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Monitor to empower good care and eliminate bad

Monitor to empower good care and eliminate bad

We want to empower good carers to do great work untainted by the fakers, cheaters and abusers.

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Can real-time understanding of need save social care?

Can real-time understanding of need save social care?

The Internet of Things and the real-time insights it produces has a large role to play to improve people’s lives, save money and free up people to do what they do best. CARE.

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Digital Marketplace for Palatable Procurement

Digital Marketplace for Palatable Procurement

Alcove has just been accepted on to the G-Cloud 7 framework, meaning our Software As A Service is now available to purchase on the Digital Marketplace.

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Alcove win TTE Award for Best IoT Product 2015

Alcove win TTE Award for Best IoT Product 2015

Alcove won the TTE Awards Best IoT Product of 2015 this week.

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Alcove Partner with Pioneering Peterborough

Alcove Partner with Pioneering Peterborough

Hurrah! Alcove secures adult social care partnership with Peterborough City Council.

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Shortlisted for Best IoT Solution of 2015

Shortlisted for Best IoT Solution of 2015

Exciting or what? Well for us it is anyway. We have been shortlisted for the Tech Expo’s Best IoT Solution of the Year.

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We Just Lurrrrve Feedback We Do

We Just Lurrrrve Feedback We Do

We are OVER THE MOON that we’ve been able to help. We are ecstatic about the prospect of continuing our work with East Thames staff and residents to ensure ongoing innovation, and deliver even better customer experience and satisfaction.

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Who Cares? Meet Leila Hill

Who Cares? Meet Leila Hill

No two days are the same, and for me that is one of the best bits! I oversee a range of different social care services so I am regularly in touch with my different teams to make sure I am up-to-date.

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Carers Week Interview - Akua

Carers Week Interview - Akua

Akua is a support worker at one of East Thames Groups’ extra care older adult schemes. She allowed us to interview her for Carers week 2015.

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Alcove Win WCIT Public Sector Innovator 2015 Award

Alcove Win WCIT Public Sector Innovator 2015 Award

We are really proud of “Our Hellen” after winning the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists’ Public Sector Innovator of the Year 2015 award last week.

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Roadmap for Life

Roadmap for Life

I spoke to the mother of a boy with autism at the event whose son went to an excellent SEN school and was now struggling to cope in a supported living environment. She felt distanced from him, with little knowledge of his daily routine, the challenges and successes of day-to-day life.

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Solving the Care Workforce Crisis

Solving the Care Workforce Crisis

Care can never be fully automated but technology has a very important role to play in making sure the care workforce is optimised, monitored, protected and trained.

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The Age of Design

The Age of Design

One thing we insisted when we started Alcove was everything we sold had to be something we would wear ourselves or be happy to have in our own homes. It had to look great and feel like any other popular consumer product…

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The Care Gap

The Care Gap

As The Care Bill comes into effect and demographic changes kick in, Local Authorities face a major funding and care quality problem – meet The Care Gap.

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Naming Alcove

Naming Alcove

Naming something you really care about is hard. This is the story of why we named our company Alcove. Hope you love it too.

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Fundraising R Us

Fundraising R Us

Whilst our team of developers have been busy building the Alcove system over the last three months, Hellen and I – co-founders – have been equally busy doing our second round of fundraising (amongst a myriad of other things).

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Grandpa's SmartWatch

Grandpa's SmartWatch

So are we close to getting a suitable piece of wearable technology that my Grandpa could benefit from? Despite his aversion to technology of this sort, it is largely through unfamiliarity; he is computer savvy and already wears a pendant, so why not introduce to him one of these watches and see what he thinks?

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Making of the Alcove Video

Making of the Alcove Video

It’s a big day today. We are shooting the Alcove concept video. I’ve never made a video before so have no idea what to expect. I think we are in safe hands with Rufus Leonard who have made some great stuff and have been brilliant in helping us present the vision.

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Ubiquitous data and value

Ubiquitous data and value

Despite a growing number of firms seeking to capitalise on the value of an individual’s data, the issue of the true value of personal data is difficult to quantify as markets are new and dynamic.

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Hello there, and a very fine welcome to our Alcove Blog!

Hello there, and a very fine welcome to our Alcove Blog!

We started Alcove to solve a problem that is affecting many of us now, and will one day affect us all. Our goal is to enable independent living.

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