Two national care bodies have joined forces to make recommendations to government, the health, care and housing sectors and the technology enabled care (TEC) industry on the role of digital in a reformed adult social care system.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the TEC Services Association (TSA) have set up a commission to explore how better access to technology could improve joint working between health, social care and housing and offer more preventative, responsive support, shaped around the individual.
The commission will bring together figures from adult social care, health and housing, including local authority directors of adult social services, chief executives from councils, care and housing bodies and leaders from NHSX, Department of Health and Social Care and the Local Government Association. The voice of service users will be represented by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) technology suppliers.
A report of the commission’s findings and recommendation on the use of technology in care will be published in March next year.