Getting your organisation digital ready

Person writing on a desk in front of a keyboardDigital technology has the power to transform services and provides adult social care with huge opportunity.

Technology can:

  • give people more control over their health, safety and wellbeing
  • support them to be more independent or feel less isolated
  • link them to services which are important for them
  • enhance the care or treatment providers offer
  • help them communicate with families, professionals and staff
  • help staff to prioritise and focus their attention on people who need it most
  • capture and compare data, and share good practice with peers.

Technology also offers opportunities to help people maintain independence and improve outcomes using assisted living technology.

Before you can benefit from the possibilities of being 'more digital', you’ll need to think about:

  • getting your organisation ready
  • the skills of your staff
  • your confidence to make the changes necessary and drive change
  • compliance with data storage, collection and sharing regulations and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Below you’ll find the guidance and tools available to help you tackle all of this.