This report from the LGA explores how councils and their partners can best to support greater digital innovation and adoption across the adult social care sector in a sustainable way. It is set out in three parts:
- What can be done to support the use of technology for connection, wellbeing and bringing communities closer together?
- What can be learned about the factors which lead to successful digital innovation in adult social care and those that don’t?
- What mechanisms can be put in place to sustain new learning, approaches and ways of working?
The report includes a series of examples, including:
- Kent County Council: where technology promotes the independence of people with a learning disability and autism
- Stockport MBC: DigiKnow to improve digital inclusion through online skills and offering support to gain digital confidence
- Lincolnshire County Council: piloting telehealth to support 150 care homes with remote vital signs monitoring during the pandemic.