Working digitally in social care

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.

You could use digital systems to develop care plans, create rotas and keep staff records, helping to reduce the burden of paperwork and give staff more time with the people they support. You can also use them to better communicate with those who need care and support and their families.

To work digitally in social care you’ll need to think about:

  • getting your organisation ready
  • the skills of your staff
  • your confidence to make the changes necessary
  • 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 think about working in a digital way.