We know that it can be difficult for care providers to know which digital tools to buy. There are a lot of social care technology options out there and limited advice on how to choose the right solution for your organisation.
We are working with the Digitising Social Care Programme, led by NHS England, to develop guidance on a range of technologies which care providers might be interested in purchasing for their organisation.
The Digitising Social Care website provides guidance and tools to help you to:
You can also access the Assured Solutions List for digital care records.
The following Digital Care Hub (formerly Digital Social Care) resources also support care providers with choosing and using technology:
The Hubble Project: The Hubble Project helps care providers to understand the benefits of technology, how to build a business case for investment, and how to successfully introduce, use and evaluate technology. The Hubble Project tells the story of three care services’ tech journey in their own words.
Exploring the world of assistive technology: Throughout 2021 we hosted a monthly webinar series where we explored the world of Assistive Technology in partnership with Skills for Care, Sight and Sound Technology and VisionBridge.
Robotics and AI: Between January and March 2023, we ran a series of webinars on the future of technology in social care. This series, co-hosted by the National Care Forum, Skills for Care and Casson Consulting, brings together care providers, academics and software companies to discuss how robotics and AI are used in adult social care settings both now and in the future.
Find a range of software options: See CASPA’s non-exhaustive list of software suppliers in the social care sector (please note that this link opens a Google Doc).
Tech-enabled care: TSA provides information on technology-enabled care, including a list of their members. Visit https://www.tsa-voice.org.uk/