mPower Project


The mPower project was funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government. For more about mPower go to the Project website.

The project started in 2017 and ran until May 2022. mPower worked with communities to enable people to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes by self-managing their own health and care in the community.

The mPower project collaborated across a range of health, social care and voluntary sector providers. Community Navigators were employed to work with people referred from health and care services to develop wellbeing plans connecting them to activities in their community as well as connecting them to technology to enhance support for health and wellbeing.

The role of digital solutions as part of these wellbeing plans and as a tool to provide access to services is crucial to the objectives of the mPower project.

To evidence and share the learning of the project a legacy website has been created which collates the breadth of materials created, eventually the Final Project Reports including Lessons Learned will be added, the current material can be access here:

The University of the Highlands and Islands produced a comprehensive evaluation of the report which is available here:

The project produced 4 films to capture the voices of the many individuals, citizens and staff, and the health and care and voluntary services who collaborated on the many initiatives. These films are presented below and give the most vivid examples of the project’s impact.

Lastly, the project produced a short brochure which presents a short digestible document highlighting some of the key outputs, this can be found here:

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For a conversation on the project please contact the mPower Programme Manager

Our work

The Digital Health and Care Division is involved in a wide range of work across health.

Our Strategy

Scotland’s refreshed Digital Health and Care Strategy was launched on 27 October 2021. A joint initiative between the Scottish Government and COSLA, it outlines approaches to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland.