Find out more about the Digital Social Care Demonstrator Programme.
Digital Social Care Pathfinders Programme 2019-21
The Pathfinder opportunity is aimed at local authorities responsible for providing social care and not-for-profit care providers, such as care homes and domiciliary care
Funding is being provided to areas who have already piloted digital solutions successfully in small local areas. The aim is to implement them on a larger scale and to produce a range of products that will support wider sector adoption at a reasonable cost.
These national products vary according to the issue being addressed. However common themes are:
- professional and technical information standards
- machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and methods to replicate predictive analytics
- arrangements with suppliers to work in an open manner and commit to consistent pricing for wider adoption
Twenty-six organisations were funded originally to undertake a development phase and in November 2019, 16 of these organisations are receiving further funding to proceed to implementation, which is now well under way and due to complete by March 2021.
Find out more about the Digital Social Care Pathfinders Programme 2019-21.
Social Care Digital Innovation Accelerator (SCDIA)
The Local Government Association and NHS Digital are supporting digital innovation to help local government and their care partners deliver health and social care services.
In 2019/20, the Social Care Digital Innovation Accelerator programme sought partner councils to help co-fund and co-develop a collaborative digital solution to the following areas across social care with programme partner CC2i:
- a people and partnership-centred approach to the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) legislation
- multi-agency domiciliary care medicine support
Building on the success of SCDIA 2019/20, the SCDIA 2020/21 programme commenced in July and councils are co-funding and co-developing 3 digital projects focused on:
- discharge to assess (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Birmingham City Council, Herefordshire County Council, North Lincolnshire Council, Sutton London Borough Council)
- virtual support for vulnerable people (Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, Haringey London Borough Council, Telford & Wrekin Council, West Sussex County Council)
- multi-agency safeguarding (a partnership between Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council and key agencies including fire, health and police)
Find out more about the projects.