Local government social care data standards and interoperability

Around the country many councils are working with people, providers of care, the voluntary and community sector and health partners to ensure that information is shared, and people’s needs met. In this paper you will read examples of where councils and other partners are working together to make this happen.

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Adult social care helps people to live the lives they want to live. Social care has a fundamental role in enabling people to be independent for as long as possible and keeping communities connected. Within this context information, data and technology have significant roles to play. Enabling people to understand their care options, make decisions for their loved ones or leave hospital knowing how they are being supported in the future depends on good quality and timely information.

We asked Socitm to work with us on a discovery project to engage with councils and social care system suppliers to celebrate successes but also to understand the barriers to more effective sharing of information across health and care.

Local government social care data standards and interoperability summary