A local investment programme run by the Care & Health Improvement Programme at the LGA, in partnership with NHS Digital, is inviting councils to bid for one-off funding of up to £50,000 for projects (to be delivered during 2017/18) that seek to use information and technology to improve adult social care outcomes and deliver financial savings.
Please complete an expression of interest by Friday 17 March 2017 using the online application form. If you have any questions about the programme or application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detailed information about the programme and how to apply is available on the LGA website here: http://www.local.gov.uk/chip/-/journal_content/56/10180/8252400/ARTICLE
Technology will never be a replacement for the delivery of care but it can, if used appropriately, support people to live at home for longer, enable professionals to work more effectively together and help commissioners target services where they have the greatest impact. This investment programme which will assist further sector-led progress and innovation in transforming care and health services. Information and technology has a key role in supporting more resilient care services and in improving outcomes, including people's experience of care.
This local investment programme seeks to improve outcomes and deliver financial savings within adult social care and health. It is underpinned by a number of key principles:
- encouraging open and replicable approaches which enable other LAs to adopt digital ways of working
- supporting innovation and new thinking within adult social care and health, assisting its digital maturity within a challenging financial environment
- assisting cross-council or multi-agency use of information and technology
- developing an evidence-base and tools to support ongoing local digital investment in adult social care and health.