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£1m up for grabs in Wigan care innovation programme

Wigan council is inviting projects as part of a £1 million Care Innovation Fund.

Priority funding will be given to projects in the following six transformation themes:

  • Workforce – Supporting recruitment, retention and upskilling of the workforce
  • Capacity – Supporting new and realigned capacity to respond to changing demands
  • Technology – Enabling a reformed menu of care through technology
  • Falls Management – Development of new, least restrictive, innovative approaches
  • Energy Efficiency – Creating greener, more sustainable care services
  • Keeping People Healthy at Home – Building independence, staying healthy and avoiding un-needed hospital admissions.

Ideas may include: opening a new care home; improving the care offer with gentle gyms or a wellbeing offer; adding a new heat pump system or solar panels; falls reduction technology

The deadline for proposal submissions is 2 June 2023.

For information and to apply please visit Care Market Innovation Fund.

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