Be inspired by technology in action at National Care Forum's social care innovation hubs
Social care providers operate in an increasingly digital world. But how do you know which digital technology will really work for your service, your staff and the people you support? How do you make investment decisions about electronic data systems or assistive technology, get buy in and ensure it is delivering what you need? This new National Care Forum project can help.
The Hubble Project offers you the chance to virtually visit ‘innovation hubs’ (via webinar) to learn how other care providers have introduced, used and evaluated digital technology to improve care. The hubs are based in care settings in England and showcase a range of technologies which include, electronic care planning, acoustic monitoring and circadian lighting.
Through a mixture of pre-recorded content and live Q&A, managers and staff will demonstrate the technology that they use, and share their digital journey with you, including how they came to adopt it, the challenges and the benefits of implementing and using it, and the use of data to improve the quality of care. The sessions will be of value to all care providers, regardless of where they are on the digital journey.
The virtual visit sessions will take place between September 2020 and December 2020.
NCF’s Hubble Project is funded by NHS Digital’s Social Care Digital Pathfinders grant. The project’s aim is to support and inspire the care sector to embrace digital technology in their care settings in order to improve people’s lives through the use of technology based, data-enabled care.
Virtual visitors will be made aware of a range of technology suppliers available to the social care sector. Showcasing of technology as part of the Hubble project does not imply endorsement of the technology or named suppliers by the National Care Forum or NHS Digital.
The Beeches, Parkhaven Trust
The Beeches is a new residential and nursing service for people with dementia run by the Parkhaven Trust. The service has been designed with guidance from the Dementia Design Centre at Stirling University to provide the highest quality environment to cater for the needs of people with dementia. It consists of three households which will care for up to 15 people each. Parkhaven Trust has installed circadian lighting, acoustic monitoring and electronic care planning to ensure that people are supported and cared for using the latest technology and to support staff to spend more time with people.
The Beeches will be showcasing: