This guide has been developed in collaboration with those leading care technology responses to COVID-19 in councils.
As we are finding in many aspects of our lives, in the current circumstances, technology can have a crucial role in sustaining and enhancing important activities in a way that helps keep people connected, safe and well. The challenges that have made adoption and spread of care technology within adult social care complex have not gone away, but the appetite and imperative have never been stronger.
This guide has been developed in collaboration with those leading care technology responses to COVID-19 in councils. The first part of the tool identifies key challenges; the second part, the mobilisation guide, provides a framework that councils can use to support deployment. In the coming weeks the tool will be supplemented by practical case studies from the sector. Telemedicine and telehealth are not in scope.
This resource will be updated regularly with practical examples of local care technology approaches. If you would like to share your own local learning or experiences with us, or provide feedback on any aspect of this tool, please contact us at [email protected].
Coronavirus: council information and support
Useful information and support for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Protecting vulnerable people during the COVID-19 outbreak
Many councils will already have made significant progress in developing systems to support and protect people who are vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, and this note is therefore intended to assist them by providing a point of cross-reference. It will also assist the NHS, community and voluntary sector and other partner agencies to understand the role and contribution of local government in supporting vulnerable people. This guidance is correct as of 3 April 2020.