Digital Social Care is calling on local councils, care associations and groups of care providers to run a series of digital projects focused on finding solutions to some of the sector’s challenges.
The organisation, which works in partnership with NHS Digital to support the digital journey of social care providers, is working with the Local Government Association and the Department of Health and Social Care to support these projects with on-to-one advice from digital experts and the provision of grants worth between £25,000 and £50,000.
For information on how to get involved, social care organisations and providers can click here.
Projects will run between August 19 2019 and March 31 2020, and the focus can range from introducing electronic signatures to increase the use of secure email to ways in which local councils can support providers to access training and advice.
Project leaders will be expected to recruit 10-12 local services to take part in their project and they will be given consultancy support and mentoring from an expert advisory team.
The first phase of applications is now open and will close at midnight on July 12.
Digital Social Care is a group of organisations that work together to support adult social care providers. Members include Care England, the National Care Forum, United Kingdom Homecare Association and Skills for Care.