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More than £1m available for innovative digital social care projects

February 6, 2019

Local authority projects that support innovative uses of digital technology in the design and delivery of adult social care are set to share in more than £1m funding provided by NHS Digital and managed by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Ten authorities will receive up to £30,000 to design a digital solution to address a specific issue with their service, with eight receiving up to a further £90,000 to support its implementation. The funding will run over two years. Local authority bids should focus on one of the following three themes:

  • Efficiency and strengths-based approaches
  • Managing marketing and commission
  • Sustainable and integrated social care and health systems

Previous projects funded have included exoskeleton devices to help carers on the Isle of Wight and the introduction of Amazon Alexa into people’s homes in Hampshire to combat isolation and encourage independent living.

  • For more information, go to: www.local.gov.uk/our-support/our-improvement-offer/care-and-health-improvement/informatics/local-investment-programme

Deadline for expressions of interest: 4pm, 7 March 2019.

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