Using technology to make a real difference in social care
Mathew Kendall and David Rees outline how Barnet LBC is increasingly adopting technology-enabled care, integrated into a ‘strength-based’ approach. The early results have been positive.
Rise of the robots
Recent years have seen an increase in the use of robotics in public services. David Rees outlines some of the latest developments and discusses how they can be deployed ethically and effectively.
A new vision of social care’s future
The upcoming social care Green Paper needs to encourage innovative thinking and the idea that embracing technology can have a dramatic impact on delivery of social care. David Rees explains why, and how a partnership with Hampshire CC is already reaping dividends in these areas
How Alexa could revolutionise the way we deliver care
Hampshire CC and its partners are piloting Amazon’s Echo system to drive improvements in social care. David Rees says the project has the scope to complement human carers and make sure resources are focused on supporting those whose need is greatest.
Tackling loneliness with technology
Graham Allen and David Rees reveal how a recent project in Hampshire has shown how digital technology can help address the growing problem of chronic loneliness for the elderly.
Fixed-cost political opportunities?
Local government, which is no stranger to fixed-term administrations, should take advantage of a likely minority government to innovate, collaborate, and drive a revolution in local public services provision, argue Sir Merrick Cockell and David Rees.
Technological triumphs for everyday use
2014 was the year of wearable technology – from smart watches to intelligent glasses – with over 19 million devices sold globally. The trend is likely to continue, with forecasts suggesting that 130 million devices will be sold by 2018. David Rees and Sir Merrick Cockell scrutinise the benefits for local government
Making the right call
Richard Ellis and David Rees reveal how telecare has managed to improve lives and cut costs in Hampshire.