Councils awarded funded to develop digital innovations for social care 22 November 2018
Nine digital social care projects are to receive a share of funding from NHS Digital and the Local Government Association.
Earlier this year, 12 councils, chosen by NHS Digital, were awarded £20,000 each to explore how digital technologies could improve social care. Nine of those will now share £700,000 to design and implement their solution.
The money, which is part of the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme, will go towards the projects which include an app for social care providers, enabling them to collate important employment information to improve the care worker recruitment process and online financial self-assessment and benefits checker tools.
The successful councils are: 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.
Click here to watch videos outlining the problem they are solving, reports about their discovery phase and details about what they are planning to implement.