Twelve councils to share funding to explore social care digital innovation ideas

25 June 2018

Twelve councils have been chosen by NHS Digital and the Local Government Association to explore how technology could help shape the future of social care.

Scoping proposals range from how biometric technology might be used to assist people with learning disabilities and autism in the Wirral to how skills passports might help the social care workforce streamline employment checks and statutory training between providers in the London Borough of Havering.2

The programme, commissioned by NHS Digital and managed by the Local Government Association, is for digital pilots by councils that will benefit people who access social care and improve services.

Twelve councils have been awarded £20,000 each in the first ‘discovery’ phase of funding, to investigate local challenges that could be addressed using digital technology. Six will then be chosen to receive further funding of up to £80,000 to design and implement their solution.

In total, 80 local authorities applied for the funding, out of a total of 133 councils that were eligible.3 The successful councils are:
• Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
• 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
• Sunderland City Council

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Source: https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/DNWA-AZYJ37

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