Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has appointed Daniel Casson as its first digital development executive.
Casson has been the head of Business Development at Jewish Care since 2007, having previously worked in international development.
His new role will involve connecting Care England members with the NHS-funded Digital Technology Engagement Project, as well as overseeing the Digital Special Interest Group.
He will engage members on the use of technology and innovation to enhance the quality of the service they provide.
Professor Martin Green, chief executive of Care England said: “To achieve the best quality, we in the care sector must continue to sharpen our appetite for innovation and for new ways to enhance the way we care. In creating this post and welcoming Daniel on board, Care England is positioning itself at the centre of digital development and innovation in the sector”.
Commenting on his new role, Casson said: “The care sector is rapidly developing its use of information and communication technology (ICT) and is increasingly adopting new, innovative ways of working. These are exciting times for digital development in social care, and we want to position Care England firmly at the centre of that development. We will work with you, our members, with Government and the NHS, and with the tech sector to try to achieve a quantum change in how we support people.”