Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Smart Card Funded Trials

The SCNF has been asked by DWP to identify candidate authorities to undertake a trial of applications linked to concessionary smart cards.

DWP is looking for one, maybe two authorities to undertake funded trials of these smartcard applications. The trial criteria are as follows:

1. A good size cohort of older people
2. A Smart Card initiative that can use the existing ENCTS concessionary pass
3. A data base to record activity and impact
4. Activities and concessions for older people
5. Some innovation especially linking National and Local entitlements to getting people active
6. Advice and guidance off the back of the card scheme
7. Engagement with isolated or inactive groups
8. Impact and testing in both Urban and Rural environments .

If you wish your organisation to be put forward to DWP, please sign up to the Forum (if not already a member) and request an application form by emailing chair@scnf.org.uk. We need responses by 16/12/09.

Kevin Farquharson
Co-Chair SCNF