The LGA in collaboration with NHS Digital is grant funding digital innovation in social care, with projects ranging from new assistive technology to data analytics to predict demand. Case studies, lessons learned, and evaluation reports from existing grant programmes will be regularly added to this page.
2018/19 funding opportunity
Thank you to 80 councils who submitted expressions of interest for the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP). We are pleased to announce the 12 shortlisted councils:
Efficiency and strength based approaches
Bracknell Forest Council, Lincolnshire County Council, South Tyneside Council, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Managing markets and commissioning
London Borough of Haringey, London Borough of Havering, Nottingham City Council, Shropshire Council
Sustainable and integrated care and health systems
Cambridgeshire County Council, Isle of Wight Council, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Sunderland City Council
Download the summary of the 12 council’s projects. They will now undertake a discovery phase for the next three months.
Download the information booklet.
2017/18 Local Investment Programme
The LGA and NHS Digital ran the Local Investment Programme, to support councils to use digital technology to improve social care services last year. Nineteen councils have received up to £50,000 towards their projects, detailed in the four themes at the bottom of this page. This includes case studies and lessons learned so far.
Presentation announcing the 12 funded councils undertaking the SCDIP discovery phase.
Two blogs from Ed Humphreys on this year's and last year's programme
Slides from LIP national event
- BBC Daily Politics Show segment about the Amazon Alexa pilot with short MP studio discussion at the end
- Video involving a couple of providers and a learning disabled service user in supported living in Barnet
- Video involving a young physically disabled woman called Georgie in Hants with an Amazon Echo
Blog from Mark Golledge on the importance of service design