Funding for Tech Social Care Projects
NHS Digital and the Local Government Association announce councils to receive Â£700,000 funding for tech social care projects.
20:31 19 November 2018
NHS Digital and the Local Government Association are set to award funding to nine councils so they can pilot cutting-edge tech social care projects.
The chosen councils - Bracknell Forest Council, London Borough Havering, Isle of Wight Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, Shropshire Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Sunderland City Council and Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council - will be given a total of £700,000 to buy exoskeleton devices for carers and biometric wearable devices for people with autism and complex learning disabilities.
James Palmer, programme lead for the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital, said: 'The successful projects all showed great promise during their discovery phase, looking at a wide range of areas from data visualisations and online financial assessment tools to wearable tech and exoskeleton devices.
'These are some really exciting proposals and I am looking forward to seeing the outcomes. We will be sharing learning from the projects, with a view to these blueprints supporting other social care providers looking to innovate in the same area.'