Media release: Leading social care charity named as a finalist in Scottish Charity Awards


CARR Gomm has been named as a finalist in the ‘Demonstrating Digital’ category for their pioneering and award-winning technology, ClickGo.

Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the awards, which are free to enter, celebrate the life-changing work of charities, community groups and individuals dedicated to making Scotland a better place to live.

ClickGo is a ground-breaking digital tool for all four self-directed support options. It is specifically designed for, and successfully used by, people with a broad range of disabilities and support needs who want to play an active role in managing their care. Every element of ClickGo is built around the individual using it; their budget, their support visits, their, their outcomes, their team.

A Carr Gomm team member from the Borders has been actively using ClickGo with the people we support;

“Using ClickGo has been great for documenting the progress of the people we support. It really helps to ensure that the support we provide is person-centred.”

Andrew Thomson, senior operations manager for Business Development at Carr Gomm, is thrilled with the nomination.

He said:  We’re delighted that ClickGo has been shortlisted by the Scottish Charity Award’s judges. ClickGo aims to turn the theory of SDS into a practical reality for people, and this award nomination is an indicator that we are achieving this aim.” 

Carr Gomm, together with ClickGo users, have proven that regardless of disability or health condition, everyone can access technology. ClickGo has put the power back where it belongs – in the hands of the individual. Within social care, this isn’t just game-changing. It is life-changing.

Martin Sime, chief executive, SCVO, said: “Year after year Scottish charities and voluntary organisations prove themselves to be beacons for creativity, tenacity and innovation. This year’s Scottish Charity Awards finalists demonstrate these qualities in abundance and are shining examples of how people can work together to make Scotland a better place.”

All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public via online voting.

Categories include:

  • Charity of the year
  • Celebrating communities
  • Charity champion
  • Leading light
  • Cracking campaign
  • Pioneering project
  • Demonstrating digital
  • Terrific trustee

Notes to editors:

Carr Gomm is a not-for-profit company (SC236436) and registered charity (SC033491) that provides person-centred support services to individuals and communities across Scotland Our mission is to provide person-centred care and support services to individuals with a wide range of support needs, and to work with deprived communities to tackle health inequalities and social isolation.

Currently, we are working in 16 local authority areas across Scotland, supporting more than 1,700 people to do the things that are important to them – in everyday life as well as planning for the future and realising their ambitions. We are also working with local partner organisations and community groups across the country, helping communities address the challenges they face.

The Scottish Charity Awards are open to any voluntary organisation, charity, community group or individual charity volunteer or staff member. More information is available at the Scottish Charity Awards website

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the EICC, Edinburgh on Thursday 22 June.

For more information please contact Karen White, marketing and communications officer for Carr Gomm, on 0131 659 4734 or

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