About Person Centred Software
Founded 2013
Joined herd 2021
Social Care Software

Person Centred Software was founded with the goal of improving the lives of people living and working in the social care environment. Their easy-to-use, ground-breaking, Care Planning software has helped to shape the daily operation of social care up and down the UK.

Increased pressure on the Social Care sector means it has never been more important to evidence care and provide the best care plans possible. The digital solutions which PCS offer have been instrumental in helping to transform social care across the UK.

The 2022 addition of ATLAS eMAR and 2023 addition of Oomph! Wellness extends the PCS offering and makes them the go to provider of all digital care software solutions. PCS software can be found in over 5,000 care providers.

Jonathan's Story

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur, founding eight technology businesses throughout his many years, with Person Centred Software being his most successful.

Founder @ Person Centred Software

Jonathan Papworth

Jonathan started life as a software developer working on IBM mainframe computers back in the late 1970’s. After a few years he became a contract programmer, including working in mainland Europe. His final contract was with a small IT company providing financial software to the SME market, and within a couple of weeks realised this company needed a management refresh, which involved buying the original founder out. This company went on to be AIM listed, at which point Jonathan decided another change was needed, and founded an outsourced IT company, with a focus on developing middleware applications. The software element of the business was spun out and due to a few customers in the Social Care sector a unique financial product for this market was created.


The late 90’s was the Dot Com boom, and Jonathan, together with his brother, Simon, founded what would be come to be known as a Cloud Computing business. As well as the technology, they brought the concept of monthly user pricing to the market - including a unique licensing model negotiated with Microsoft (years ahead of Office 365). Unfortunately the Dot Com boom become the Dot Com bust, and Jonathan went back to his software development roots and re-invigorated the Social Care financial product - which 8 years later had become the second largest software provider in this sector of the UK. This attracted the interest of the largest provider in the sector, as well as venture capital, and a sale was eventually agreed, at which point Jonathan retired.


It was in 2013 that his brother Simon suggested that a new product for Social Care could be created, and in an afternoon over a whiteboard, the icon driven carer focused application was designed. With Simon’s technical prowess and Jonathan’s commercial experience, Person Centred Software created a new market in Social Care, and took an industry from being paper based to mobile apps. This included creating a community interest company for the sector that Jonathan continues with, and this company continues to inform NHS and government strategy for social care.

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