Additional funding for support with digital technology

September 18, 2019

Additional funding now available to support adult social care provider sector with digital technology.

A second phase of funding has just been released to help the adult social care provider sector achieve the benefits of digital technology safely.

The funding comes from Digital Social Care, who work in partnership with NHS Digital to support the digital journey of social care providers. Members of Digital Social Care include Care England, National Care Forum, Skills for Care and United Kingdom Homecare Association. The aim is to build relationships with other local and national representative organisations.

Digital Social Care believe that digital innovation gives an opportunity to:

  • Improve quality of care.
  • Be transparent and accountable.
  • Support individuals to remain independent for longer.
  • Improve the quality and efficiency of information sharing between health and social care.

Local councils, care associations and individual care providers may apply for the financial support which consists of the following:

For individual care providers:

There are up to 100 grants of up to £2,000 now available nationally to help care providers assess and manage their digital risks. More details here.

For local councils, local care associations and informal groups of care providers:

Up to eight further grants of £20,000 – £40,000 have been made available. Apply to lead a local project and receive financial support and access to invaluable digital expertise. More details here.

Applications close at Midnight on Friday 11th October 2019.

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Readers might be interested to read this short report, ‘The Revolution will be Customised’, that looks at what makes for success when you’re looking to introduce and sustain new ways of working, especially relating to digital innovation. The report, which focuses on examples from health and social care, isn’t so much about the projects, although they’re interesting in themselves and showed real progress, but about the lessons learned and the key – human – factors that helped.

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