Our vision is a world where everyone can easily find and connect to the support they need to live their best lives.
We are Ayup (pronounced “ey-up”) a digital platform provider from Yorkshire working across the UK. Since we started out in 2014, we’ve used good design, smart thinking and clever tech to help fix health and social problems.
Over the past 10 years we have had the privilege of working for some great organisations in the public and third sector who are all striving to use tech to make the world a better place. We have amassed a wealth of experience delivering a wide range of digital platforms, from a an online health booking system to a journaling app for the future leaders of the NHS.
A commission from The Royal Borough of Kingston Council marked the beginning of a shift in our focus in 2018. The council were looking to co-design and develop a digital platform to support social prescribing in the borough.
This led to the creation of Connected Kingston, an open-source directory of services created in collaboration with RBK that connects people to resources in their local community. Since then we have continued to develop the platform with other councils and third sector organisations, adding new features and functionality all geared around helping people find the support they need to live their best lives.
Fast forward to 2022 where we made the decision to focus all of our experience, knowledge and skills to concentrate our efforts into the one particular problem space where we believe we can have the most impact.
Ayup Connect is the result of that decision, and we are ready to roll it out in communities across the country!
Commissioned by Leeds City Council to re-use code for experimental development of single source of truth for voluntary sector (LOOP)
Commissioned by Healthy London Partnership to deploy and develop an instance for North London, currently named Healthplace.io
Commissioned by Hounslow Council to deploy and localise platform for the Community Solutions team
Commissioned by Sutton Council to deploy and localise platform for Community Solutions
Version 2 of Ayup Connect, bringing together all features and developments into one single repository
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hosted on our platform
being served by Ayup Connect
across the UK
We believe successful projects happen when good people work well together.
And we are with you all the way to make your project a success. We recognise and understand that community directory projects are a big deal for communities and the stakeholders involved. Our offer isn't about just granting you a software licence and pointing you towards some training materials. We are in this together, becoming an extension of your team, taking you on a guided approach to set your directory up for success.
Everything we do is grounded in our 5 core values: