Vulnerable Children in the UK Provided Vital Social Care Through vTime XR
There’s been a lot of news relating to virtual reality (VR) collaboration tools for enterprise of late but VR is also helping other members of society. Today, social network vTime has revealed its working with The Cornerstone Partnership to provide vital social care work with vulnerable children in the UK.
A social enterprise focused on improving the lives of children and families, The Cornerstone Partnership is using an annexed version of vTime XR to offer services whilst the population is in lockdown.
This version still offers access to vTime XR‘s entire feature set so that members can meet privately with families, teams of people or individuals. Services can include remote supervision, virtual respite, therapeutic sessions, direct work with young people and supervised contact.
“Based on the pilot findings, we believe the tool will be particularly useful for maintaining contact and direct work with adolescents and for carers/residential workers to receive supervision and support in an environment that allows them “virtual respite” particularly where there may be placement stability concerns,” said Helen Costa, co-founder of the Cornerstone Partnership in a statement. “It may also be particularly useful as a means of managing birth family contact where there are ongoing familial or extra-familial safeguarding risks.”
“Virtual reality has been a lifeline for many during the pandemic and we’ve developed a licensable version of vTime XR that allows businesses from the private sector and social enterprises to use the network privately, giving them an immersive and safe meeting space that they’re able to use to stay connected,” says vTime Managing Director Clemens Wangerin. “Helping organisations such as Cornerstone to continue their vital work through our platform demonstrates the power and importance of virtual reality and the deep levels of social immersion that can be achieved through vTime XR.”
Liverpool-based vTime has been one of the longest-running social apps for VR headsets, free for devices like Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality as well as mobile devices. For further updates for vTime XR, keep reading VRFocus.