Stockport in successful bid for social care digital innovation funding

Stockport Council is to receive funding from NHS Digital to develop social care technology.

Stockport Council has been awarded £67,000 of national funding to maximise the use of assistive technology to keep people safe and independent at home.

The council has been chosen in a competitive process to receive funding from NHS Digital, as part of a project managed by the Local Government Association. They were looking for innovative ideas for how technology could help shape the future of social care.

Cllr Wendy Wild (Deputy Leader & Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, Stockport Council) said “We are very excited to have been successful in obtaining this funding to make our idea a reality. Our new model is for a quick, easy and effective technological solution to keep residents safe and independent at home, avoiding the need to access more formal social care.

“Our project will see a range of services working together to provide individual technology enabled care for residents of Stockport. We look forward to implementing this which we believe will be a real benefit to our residents”.

James Palmer, Programme Lead for the Social Care Programme at NHS Digital, said: “We were looking for digital pilots that can advance frontline social care practice, improve systems and enable integration across adult social care. The project from Stockport Council is an excellent project that will make a real difference to local people.

“All of the projects we have funded will add real value, improving patient care and staff experiences. I can’t wait to see the outcomes of these pilots.”