Log my Care announces additional £3m in funding to expand presence in home care

Care management software provider Log my Care has announced an additional £3 million in funding from existing investor Mercia Ventures, bringing the total raised to over £7 million and contributing to plans to “further establish Log my Care as a leading supplier to the learning disability sector and help expand its presence in home care”.

The platform enables carers to access medical records, record notes and receive prompts and reminders via an app. Offering features including care plans, risk assessment, daily logs, handovers and to-do lists, it is designed to support care managers in improving efficiencies, oversight and ultimately care quality, with Log my Care stating that the platform “typically saves carers up to an hour per shift and enables them to create personalised care plans in a third of the time”. It is currently used by over 1,300 care providers across a number of care types such as learning disability, supported living and domiciliary care.

Regarding upcoming plans, Log my Care is set to launch a new GP Connect service which will integrate with the NHS, and the new funding will allow the team to develop a rostering tool to support care managers in handling complex staff schedules.

Sam Hussain, CEO, comments: “By giving carers more time to spend with patients and access to better information, Log my Care helps improve the quality of care for those who need it most. The funding will enable us to continue scaling our business in the UK and extend our positive impact by increasing the number of people supported by our platform from 20,000 to over 100,000.”

From Mercia Ventures, Henry Hamilton adds: “Care providers are recognising the need to move to digital technology, aided by government incentives. Log my Care really resonates with independent care homes as an easy to use product that improves efficiency at an affordable price. The company has been growing rapidly. This latest investment will enable it to further expand its market share and establish itself as the leading platform for care providers in the field of learning disabilities.”

At the start of the year, HTN reported on Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Health and Care Partnership’s update around digital progress for care homes, with the ICS , highlighting how use of online service Proxy Access is helping them to order medications “safely and quickly” as well as supporting working relationships between GPs and care homes. Read more here.

In December, we covered NHS England’s enhanced health in care homes framework, which draws attention to a series of digital enablers including digital readiness and data sharing to support the provision of proactive care.