A second phase of funding has now 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 believes that digital innovation gives an opportunity to:
- Improve the 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.
Whether you’re a local council, local care association or an individual care provider, you may be able to apply now for financial support.
For individual care providers:
There are up to 100 grants of up to £2,000 now available nationally to help you assess and manage your 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 to be awarded financial support and access to invaluable digital expertise. More details here.
All applications close Midnight on Friday 11th October 2019