Helping people in receipt of social care to live well

We’ve secured funding from the CARE Adult Social Care Technology Fund to benefit 600 older people in receipt of social care across Barking and Dagenham, and Redbridge.

The CARE Adult Social Care Technology Fund focuses on using the transformative powers of technology to improve people’s independence and avoid them ending up in hospital unnecessarily.

The award of this funding in the London Borough of Redbridge and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham recognises the significant impact that the launch of cutting-edge Digital Care Technology Demonstrators will have for residents who draw on care and support.

With well recognised expertise in co-design and implementation that saw us as the only organisation to progress to Wave 2 of the NHS England and Government Office for Life Sciences Test Bed Programme, we are working in partnership with two local authorities:

Our partnership with London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (LBBD)

Working alongside LBBD,  Rethink Partners, Alcove and local CQC registered domiciliary care providers, our role will be to evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of digital care technologies, that aim to transform the lives of older people and people with complex needs in our communities and improve the efficiency of care delivery. 

We will be gathering evidence on the impact of care technology on people’s wellbeing and independence:

  1. Showcasing how the integration of care technology with hands-on support can improve the productivity of our home care providers, and give staff the capacity to use their skills where they are needed most.
  2. Highlighting the financial benefits to the health and care system through helping people to stay independent for longer, reducing demand for care, and making reablement an achievable goal for more people.
  3. Using richer datasets from care technology to enable early intervention and proactive care, improved data-led practice, and population health management.
  4. Assessing the benefits of a personalised approach to care technology, offering a range of devices to meet people’s wants and needs.

Our partnership with the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR)

Working with LBR as the implementation and cultural change partner of its Digital Care Technology Demonstrator Site, we will work in partnership with the local Falls Team, Redbridge Reablement Service and local Care Homes.  We know that having a fall can have a debilitating impact on some people’s independence and health, so our work aims to reduce the number and severity of falls occurring in different care settings across the borough. 

Putting the needs of the person first

The priorities of both Local Authorities align with our mission to create healthier, happier lives for the residents of North East London.  

We are privileged to support both of these local authorities, with whom we have really trusted relationships. Care City is technology provider agnostic and believes that the best technology starts from an understanding of lived experience and supports people working in health and care to do their best work. We are thrilled to be able to work across our communities and with our ICB, and we will share this work to benefit our communities and other places.

This is an amazing opportunity for residents in Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham to benefit from innovative care technology. We are delighted to bring our local experience to support two councils who we have established close relationships with in delivering this important work, and making sure that the benefits that technology can bring are seen and felt by people living in our local area.

Matt Skinner, CEO, Care City

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