How did ARC-Edinburgh come about?
The idea for ARC-Edinburgh came about in 2014, when we (Anne-Marie Mann and Ella Robbins) decided to enter 'Edinburgh apps' competition.
We saw an opportunity to use technology to make existing council and recovery support services work for the people who use them. The council and EADP thought so too, and worked with us to make it a reality. With funding we were able to work with the recovery community in Edinburgh to make an app they would want to use. In May 2016 ARC-Edinburgh was launched, and promoted, at health conferences, on TV & radio and across the press. During its lifetime ARC-Edinburgh was used more than 26000 times!
Sadly, time, technology and funding meant that the app stopped being functional in 2018. Since then, we have been working on funding to continue it's life in the form of ARC2.0.