According to Digital Social Care, the Government has announced its new Help to Grow programme, due to launch later this year. The programme has been designed to help small and medium-sized businesses develop digitally.
Help to Grow: Digital – What is it?
This Autumn, small businesses will be able to get free impartial advice on how technology can boost their performance through a new online platform.
Eligible businesses will also be able to get a discount of up to 50% on the costs of approved software, worth up to £5,000. Vouchers are initially expected to be available for software that helps businesses:
- Build customer relationships and increase sales.
- Make the most of selling online.
- Manage their accounts and finances digitally.
Who is it for?
All businesses will be able to benefit from free online advice on the platform.
The voucher is expected to be available to UK business that:
- Employ between 5 and 249 employees and are registered at Companies House.
- Have been trading for more than 12 months.
- Are purchasing the discounted software for the first time.
Full details on the businesses and software eligible for the voucher will be published this summer.
For more information and to register your interest, visit the campaign website.
In other technology news, NHSX’s Digitising Social Care Records programme has launched a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to support care providers to buy from an assured list of digital social care record solutions. The DPS claims that it enables quicker, easier, and more informed purchasing processes. Due to the nature of the DPS, new suppliers will continue to be appointed creating a market of solutions for social care providers to choose from. Find out more via Digital Social care.
Run by social care providers, for social care providers, Digital Social Care is a dedicated space to provide advice and support to the social care sector on technology and data protection. In the May issue of CMM, Katie Thorn of Digital Social Care tells us more about its impact during the pandemic.