Following its success with several partnership projects over the past year, Antser, a leading provider of transformational solutions for the health, education, and social care sector, has become a finalist in the LaingBuisson Awards 2021.
After a record-breaking year of submissions in every category, with 490 in total, Antser is one of 5 shortlisted for the Public Private Partnership category.
Based on its work with London Borough of Redbridge to pilot the use of virtual reality (VR), Antser used immersive storytelling as a tool to disrupt domestic abuse and improve outcomes for victims, children and perpetrators.
As one of the UK’s leading providers of transformational solutions, Antser works with professionals on the front line in supporting children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Antser VR is one of the first VR-enabled behaviour change programmes designed for children’s and adults’ social care, as well as health and education. Using in-house designed, hard-hitting VR films as case studies, the pilot aimed to disrupt perpetrators’ behaviour and encourage survivors of abuse to remove themselves from abusive situations by giving them the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of an unborn child or 18-month-old.
Richard Dooner, Chief Executive Officer at Antser, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised for our innovative work with London Borough of Redbridge. We have worked incredibly hard this past year to ensure that we have upheld the highest standards of achieving better outcomes for vulnerable individuals across the country and this shortlisting is a testament to that.”
Councillor Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council said: “Tackling domestic abuse is a priority for Redbridge council, as we want all residents to feel safe in their homes. Our frontline staff identified that we needed to work directly with the perpetrators of abuse to tackle the root causes.
“The partnership with Antser VR enabled us to do this, as their technology permits perpetrators of abuse to see first-hand how their actions can have a lasting impact on children.
“We will continue to explore how this technology can be used to reduce domestic abuse in Redbridge and improve the lives of children and young people.”
As global pioneers of the first VR enabled behaviour change programme for children’s services, Antser delivers transformational solutions to the health, education and social care sectors, in partnership with local authority and independent providers.
The awards ceremony is planned to be held on the 8th of November 2021 at Park Plaza Westminster, London.
Since the pilot, Antser has continued to expand the use of VR, positively impacting on the lives of many children and young people across the UK and internationally. As a ground-breaking intervention tool, Antser VR is showing significant results and impact not only across its partnership with The London Borough of Redbridge, but also within new sectors such as healthcare, education and the police.
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For more information about our pilot with the London Borough of Redbridge, click here.