strengthening sector capability
We have collaborated over a number of programmes and have produced a series of support tools, resources and webinars which tackle the challenges surrounding all aspects of digital within a health and care setting. This year we are co-producing a series of Masterclasses with council partners and further support tools as well as following their journeys in tackling key aspects of applying digital.
digital benefits realisation
Evaluating the impact of digital tools within health and care settings is complex and there are a variety of approaches. Here we provide resources which explore how to evaluate both the impact on the lives of people as well as the financial benefits to councils.
digital culture change
We have all been on the receiving end of culture change initiatives but if they are not reinforced by how people are actually behaving then they are ineffective. Impactful and effective culture change is something that takes a lot of work to implement in an organisation, but it can reap rewards; changing attitudes, improving lives and making everyone’s experience better. Here we provide insights into how peers have tackled this in their own organisations, resources to support you, and words of encouragement!
Discharge – flow and crisis prevention – is a challenge which technology can be applied to intelligently to relieve pressures and enhance lives. Care tech aids can effectively support the smooth and safe discharge of patients and prevent readmission through providing a virtual point of contact and check-in which can work smoothly alongside face to face visits and can both increase capacity as well as create more independence for the individual.
digital access for all
When we consider the application of digital to enhance the lives of the people we support are we also considering the barriers to this, both seen and unseen, and do we place the individual at the heart of our considerations? Assumptions and digital bias can influence the decisions we make. Here we help you to question these and to truly understand what your staff, providers, partners and individuals requiring support actually need in order to make the most of the benefits digital can provide.
working with the care market
How can you work differently with your care providers to support them to join you on your journey to realise your digital ambitions? The opportunities for real benefits for providers and their customers are significant – but there are many barriers and challenges in this work: culture, risk, funding, skills, priorities. In this section we tackle these and bring to the table some tools and best practice on partnership working and collaborating with the care market to support both their ability to deliver the care and create better outcomes for the people to whom they are providing it.
Digital Benefits Realisation Masterclass Wednesday 8th December
A deep dive into the complexity and variety of approaches to evaluating the impact of care technology - both in terms of financial benefits to councils and the positive impact on people's lives. We will share experiences of councils who are leading this agenda and seek to demystify how to compare "apples and pears" and how to develop your own approach locally.
Digital Culture Change Masterclass Wednesday 26th January
Too often when organisations think about technology they forget the people – staff, leaders, partners, residents, families. If they don't learn to use, trust and love the technology in their lives then no one will feel the benefit. Join us to hear about how to get hold of changing culture – in adult social care and beyond – so that technology can be used to the full to improve lives. BOOK MASTERCLASS
Digital Discharge Masterclass Wednesday 23rd February
The pressure on hospitals has never been greater than now – and stretched capacity in the care market is adding to the challenge. Join us to hear how other councils – including Cornwall – are using technology to make discharge smoother, safer, timely and as a key moment to bring care technology into people's lives when they might need extra help to recover and regain independence. Reablement services, care providers, NHS partners and voluntary sector all feature in this complex landscape – a real test for collaboration and partnership working. BOOK MASTERCLASS
Digital Access for All Masterclass Wednesday 9th March
When we consider the application of digital to enhance the lives of the people we support are we also considering all the barriers to this – the seen and the unseen? How does digital bias influence the decisions we make and how do we really place individuals at the heart of our considerations? Assumptions are easy to make and in this session, with the help of Lincolnshire County Council, we help you to question these and to explore how to get under the bonnet of the data that is available and truly understand what your staff, providers, partners and individuals requiring support actually need. BOOK MASTERCLASS
Working with the Care Market Masterclass Wednesday 23rd March
Many councils and ICS's are recognising the opportunity and imperative of working differently with care providers on the digital agenda – including care technology. Covid-19 saw some real shifts but there is much more to do. The opportunities for real benefits for providers and their customers are significant – but there are many barriers and challenges in this work: culture, risk, funding, skills, priorities. This is the next frontier for digital and care technology. Join us to hear how councils from the West Midlands have been working with different parts of the care market in different ways – to really try to make a difference to people's lives and to support our partners in the care market. BOOK MASTERCLASS