NHS Digital and Local Government Association Funding
NHS Digital and Local Government Association provide funding to 12 councils to explore how technology can improve social care services.
19:20 28 June 2018
NHS Digital and the Local Government Association have chosen 12 councils to receive £20,000 funding that can help them explore how technology can improve their social care services. Of the 12 chosen councils, six will receive an additional £80,000 in the second phase to design and implement their solution.
The chosen councils are Wirral MBC, Bracknell Forest Council, South Tyneside Council, Lincolnshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, London Borough of Havering, London Borough of Haringey, Shropshire Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Sunderland City Council.
The proposals include ways that can be explored to help social care workforce streamline employment checks and statutory training and how biometric technology can be used to assist people with learning disabilities and autism.
James Palmer, programme lead for the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital, said: ‘This funding will give the local authorities a chance to identify and investigate a local problem before testing out a potential solution.
‘They will be sharing their experiences from the pilot projects, adding to our collective knowledge of how digital can effectively be used to support the delivery of adult social care.'