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Living with autism and a learning disability can be difficult for patients and their families due to significant health inequalities these communities face, including lack of access to sufficient support and care.
Despite attempts to tackle these challenges across a range of settings and services, the pressures on healthcare systems have continued to grow. This SBRI Healthcare competition seeks innovative solutions that will tackle challenges around the early detection of autism and/or learning disabilities, and around the provision of appropriate and relevant support and care equally to patients, their families and carers.
Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and in collaboration with Autistica, the Accelerated Access Collaborative and AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare is pleased to announce the opening of Competition 20 for funding innovations to support care in Autism and Learning Disabilities .
The funding competition is open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.
Applicants are invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle three specific challenges:
- Early identification and diagnosis
- Health inequalities and access to care
- Access to effective support and services
The SBRI Healthcare Programme Management Office is available to answer any questions you may have about the competition and starting your application. Please listen to the briefing webinar.
Further information and supporting documents are available below and more will be added as they become available:
- Challenge Brief
- Invitation to Tender
- Applicant and Portal Guidance – Phase 1
- Template Application Form
- Finance Template
- Webinar presentation
- Tips for Innovators
- Webinar recording
- Development Agreement – Phase 1
- Panel list