Welcome to #kentdigicare

smwldn images The Kent Care in the Digital Age conference on July 12th is bringing together 150 staff, volunteers, service users, carers, innovators and care providers to explore how digital technology can enhance community care and support. The event is fully booked with a waiting list but we hope many more people will be involved through watching the live stream from 9am and joining in the conversations on Twitter using the hashtag #kentdigicare.


9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30   Welcome Shirley Ayres Founder Connected Care Network @shirleyayres

9.30 – 9.40 A vision for Connected Care in Kent – Dr Robert Stewart Clinical Lead Kent County Council

9.40  – 10.10 The Benefits of Supporting Care Innovations – Dominic Campbell Founder and Director FutureGov @dominiccampbell 

10.10 – 10.25 Can online innovations enhance social care? – Shirley Ayres

10.25 -11.15 Choice of Practical Workshops to develop confidence and share expertise about the use of digital tools with practical advice about how to get started or improve your social media and networking skills.

  • Social  Media Basics “How to” engage with social media and what are the benefits? – Paul Taylor Bromford Group @paulbromford
  • Developing a strategic approach to social media  – James Lampert Commissioning Manager Kent CC @uk_james and James Souttar Co-founder Connected Care Network
  •  Advanced Social Media Masterclass – Mike Clark Managing Editor Telecare Learning and Improvement Network @clarkmike and Shirley Ayres Connected Care Network

11.15 – 11.45 Break

11.45 – 12.30 Choice of themed workshops bringing participants and innovators together to explore how technology is supporting people to live more independently, manage their health & wellbeing, make social connections, combat isolation and volunteer online.

  • Community Connections
  •  eMental Health
  • Patient and User Engagement
  •  Digital Inclusion
  •  Supporting Carers and Families
  •  Online Volunteering and Timebanking
  •  Residential Care and Supported Housing
  •  Online Marketplaces

12.30 – 1.45 Lunch and Innovators Showcase with live demonstrations

1.45 – 2.30 Themed workshops repeated

2.30 – 3.00 Plenary with feedback from the workshops facilitated by James Souttar Co-founder Connected Care Network

3.00 – 3.30 Break and Innovators Showcase

3.30 – 4.15 “The Future for Personalisation? Service users, carers and digital engagement” Interactive panel debate with questions invited from the audience and through Twitter Chair Shirley Ayres

4.15 – 4.30 Closing Remarks Dr Robert Stewart


2 responses to “Welcome to #kentdigicare

  1. Pingback: Care in a Digital Age: Use of Technology in Social Care | FutureGov

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