LGA Local Investment Programme: Transforming Care and Health through Tech

17 Feb 2017 03:17 PM

Councils are invited to bid for one-off funding of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to use tech to improve adult social care outcomes and deliver financial savings.

The Local Government Association (LGA) in partnership with NHS Digital, is delivering an investment programme to support innovation in transforming care and health services through tech. The prospectus invites councils to bid for one-off local investment funding of up to £50,000 for projects that seek to use technology to improve adult social care and health outcomes and deliver financial savings. It is anticipated that approximately fifteen councils will be supported through this programme.

The investment funding will allocated following a competitive expression of interest process and key outputs will be used to disseminate learning and share best practice amongst councils to support services in this area.

Key themes

The expressions of interest should relates to at least one of the following themes:

  1. Sharing information and integrating services
  2. Enabling people to interact with care services through digital channels
  3. Promoting independence and wellbeing through the use of digital services and technology
  4. Integrating commissioning through the improved use of information and analysis
  5. Enabling care professionals to work from any base at any time

How to apply

If you work in Local Government and would like to apply for funding please click here for further details on the process and themes. The deadline to apply is Friday 17 March 2017.

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Technology as an enabler has the potential to unlock innovation and deliver much needed transformation to local care services. The key themes outlined above are key areas of focus for both the Local Government and Health & Social Care Programme. We look forward to continuing to work closely with the LGA and tech industry to create the environment that supports collaboration and innovation at the local level and ultimately delivers services that meet the needs of all citizens.