Throughout November and December, we’re shining our spotlight on increasing #DigitalConfidence in adult social care, so that you can make the most of digital technology in your organisation.
We know that digital can sound daunting, but it doesn’t need to be.
You and your team may already be using more digital solutions at work than you even realise – for example tablets and digital assistants such as Alexa.
In our latest campaign, we want to take the fear out of the word “digital” and help everyone to gain a better understanding of what being more digital in social care can look like.
Digital technology can play an important role in supporting better outcomes for people who draw on care and support and in improving work processes, but only 54% of the sector are using digital ways of working.
By 2025, the aim is for there to be established digital, data and technology talent pipelines, and improved digital literacy among leaders and the workforce, plus all health and social care settings having the right infrastructure and connectivity to work digitally.
Support is available to grow skills and confidence with digital technology, including Skills for Care resources and projects from other partners we’re working closely with.
With our campaign you can find out more about the learning and development opportunities that build digital skills and confidence and increase your understanding of how digital solutions can improve the quality of social care.
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Stay updated with our #DigitalConfidence campaign by keeping an eye on this page and following us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, as well as our regular newsletters and communications.
We’ll be sharing blogs and articles including real-life case studies, as well as signposting to further resources, and other support.
The Managers Conference 2024 - tickets on sale now!
Come join us at The Managers Conference 2024 to share, learn and find solutions to the challenges you face on a daily basis, and help you and your teams provide the highest quality care.
There will be lots of opportunities to develop your skills and confidence with digital technology and increase your understanding of how digital solutions can improve the quality of social care. The workshop sessions will be covering lots of topics including digital leadership and using social media to benefit your business.
Come and join us at the only conference dedicated to managers across adult social care.
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This free resource helps to support the development of digital skills across the adult social care workforce. It can be used by employers to help with planning staff training or by individuals for their personal development.
The framework supports the government commitment in Next Steps to Put People at the Heart of Care to provide a ‘comprehensive digital learning offer’ for the adult social care sector.
Find out more about the framework
This four-day virtual programme for registered managers and deputy managers of adult social care services is designed to build digital confidence and ability. It will help develop managers into digital leaders and will equip them with the insight to identify and embed digital technology in the delivery of care and support.
Find out more about the programme
The Workforce Development Fund can be used to fund a variety of digital learning and development modules. Covering a variety of topics and subject areas, our range of modules offer flexibility, easy access and the opportunity to upskill your workforce whilst improving digital confidence.
Find out more about the fund
The new CARE-branded digitising social care website has now launched. Here you’ll find everything you need to get started with your digitisation journey, along with resources and articles to help build digital confidence.
Visit the website
Skills for Care is working in partnership with Barclays to provide digital support, virtual learning sessions and eLearning to the adult social care sector. This offer is favailable to the adult social care sector at no cost.
Learn more about Barclays Digital Eagles
Registered manager webinars
Our registered manager webinars are delivered to a live audience and recorded for further viewing whenever is convenient for you.
How can technology support the delivery of care
This webinar explores the different types of technology currently being utilised in adult social care including digital care records and care planning tools. You can hear from a panel of employers and representatives from the sector talking about their experiences, reflecting on their journey in implementing the technology and how they made the case for digital in their organisations, and providing advice, guidance, and top tips.
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Supporting digital leadership in adult social care
This webinar explores what's currently happening in the digital arena in adult social care, the support available and how you can start your digital leadership journey. Learn about the types and benefits of technology, and how to make the case for digital in your service, how to work with and access digitisation support from your integrated care system (ICS), funding opportunities and supporting colleagues with digital change.
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I'm a technophobe, get me out of here - taking the fear out of digital for social care managers
This webinar provided registered managers with support and practical information that can help get them started on their digital journey. Our aim is to help everyone embrace technology and plan their digital journey, one step at a time. We’ll be joined by a panel of registered managers who will discuss their experiences and share their top tips.
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These eLearning modules are primarily aimed at those from ethnic minority backgrounds as they’ve been designed to support learners to deal with specific challenges they may face in the sector, and to help build confidence to improve equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within their organisation. However, the modules may be of interest to anyone who is interested in EDI whilst also improving digital confidence.
Learn more about the eLearning modules
Blogs and articles