NHS Digital offers £1 million for digital social care projects

NHS digital

More than £1 million is available for digital social care projects as part of NHS Digital's Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP).

SCDIP aims to support local authorities using digital technology to design and implement social care.

Ten authorities will receive up to £30,000 to design a digital solution to address specific issues within their service. Eight will receive up to a further £90,000 over two years to support implementation of the project.

Previous projects funded have included exoskeleton devices for patients to help carers on the Isle of Wight and the introduction of Amazon Alexa into people’s homes in Hampshire to combat isolation and encourage independent living.

For more information check out the SCDIP website