Using Digital Technology to improve Social Care

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Wolverhampton is one of 16 councils to receive up to £50,000 towards their social care projects as part of the Local Government Association’s Local Investment Programme, which is funded by NHS Digital.

The councils have been awarded funding for projects which use digital technology to transform and improve social care.

Wolverhampton Council was chosen thanks to its leading work across the West Midlands which is bringing together health and social care data and using predictive analytics to improve commissioning.

The project involves all fourteen local authorities in the West Midlands region.

 

Chairman of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Izzi Seccombe, said: 

“We were extremely impressed by the interest shown in the programme and the high quality of the bids we received.  

“Technology can never be a replacement for care, but it can play a really effective role in helping people to live at home for longer, as well as support professionals and commissioners to target services where they have the greatest impact.

“Many councils are already harnessing the powers of digital technology to transform social care services and support integration with health partners.”

“The LGA is pleased to support this investment programme, which can improve both the care provided and most important of all, people’s experience of care.”

 

Linda Whalley, NHS Digital Director of Strategy, said:

“We are delighted to be collaborating with the Local Government Association in making this funding available to invest in some really great projects that will benefit local people.”

“We are also committed to making a positive change at a national level to social care to ensure as many people as possible can benefit from the services we provide.”

 

 

The full list of councils who are receiving funding can be found here.

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