The Health Foundation is on the hunt for care providers that can demonstrate how data analytics can be used to improve social care.
The charity has £300,000 available to support up to five projects that can present the effective use of data in improving outcomes for vulnerable people and building a resilient, safe workforce.
The Health Foundation says COVID-19 has revealed a “major weakness” in the social care data system. It wants to strengthen the sector so that it is able to use data to respond effectively to a resurgence of the virus and any future challenges post pandemic.
Projects must be able to start no later than March 2021 and run for up to 12 months, and teams must be prepared to share their learning with other social care analytics teams.
“We will be looking for projects that involve people that need and use social care services and demonstrate a high degree of transparency, publishing their code as well as their findings so that these can be used across the system,” the Health Foundation said.
To apply, social care providers and commissioners, including domiciliary care providers, must complete an expression of interest form by October 2.
The Health Foundation will hold a webinar on September 10 to discuss the programme and answer questions from applicants.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full application via AIMS, the charity’s grant management software, from October 26.
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