Lasa’s Department of Health funded Connecting Care project is offering 5 charity providers of health and social care services a free technology health-check or a digital ‘show and tell’ iPad event.
Connecting Care has helped almost 40 social care providers access independent and trusted advice and make changes to their computer systems or social media usage that have transformed the way they work with technology. Connecting Care offers a number of services, such as technology health-checks, digital ‘show and tell’ iPad events, a monthly newsletter and a website with over 100 articles on how to use technology in health and social care settings. With care homes on limited budgets, our health-checks have proven a useful tool for helping busy care managers to think about how their care home, staff and residents can make better use of new technology to deliver better services and innovative services.
As the shift towards digital by default services becomes more widespread throughout the social care sector, Lasa’s digital ‘show and tell’ tablet events have also been helping older people in residential care to explore how they can be used to improve quality of life and to stay in touch with family and friends.
One social care provider said of Connecting Care:
“We are not IT experts – we need to focus on our business of helping people. We liked the non-techy approach of Connecting Care, the avoidance of jargon, the focus on how technology can be used for practical everyday things by people who are not IT savvy.” (Community service for people with learning disabilities)
To register your interest in free technology health-check or digital ‘show and tell’ event, see the Sign-Up Link Here or head over to http://connectingcare.org.uk/about to read more about the project. Alternatively you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to take part. We also have a monthly e-bulletin which you can sign-up to here.