On the 12th July an exciting event took place in Sittingbourne Kent. 150 professionals and volunteers from care, health, housing, community services and the voluntary sector joined together with service users and carers to discuss how digital technology can enhance care services. They were joined online by people with an interest in social innovation for care from across the UK. The aim of the event was to explore how digital technology can help to improve the wellbeing of individuals who need care and support as well as their families and carers.To encourage social learning from the event we have gathered together all of the resources shared before, during and after the day.
#KentDigiCare was the first collaboration from the Connected Care Network. We are now in discussions with a number of organisations and further collaborations will be announced in the autumn.
Welcome to #kentdigicare @shirleyayres
@dominiccampbell “Care in the Digital Age: The Use of Technology in Care
Workshops To understand how social networks are now influencing innovations in care the first workshops provided participants with the opportunity to find out more about using social media and providing digital leadership. A big thank you to all our workshop facilitators who travelled from far and wide to support Kent Care in the Digital Age!
Social Media – The Basics @paulbromford
The event was followed widely across the UK ! #kentdigicare a quick video summary thanks @ailinmartinez
Resources provided for the workshops
Engage: Digital and Social Media Engagement for the Police Service
The Public Sector Social Media Survey 2013 Infographic from Goss Interactive provides a snapshot of the public sector’s current use of social media on an organisational level.
An archive of all the Live Stream recordings made during the day by @johnpopham is available to watch on YouTube
The tweets were storified thanks to @clarkmike
You can still join in the discussions and share resources via the #KentDigiCare hashtag on Twitter.
#KentDigiCare Symplur Analytics Headline Numbers: over 2,643,755 impressions, 194 people participated online and an average 46 tweets per hour.
#KentDigiCare – a giant leap for Social Movements @whoseshoes
Mindings and Care in the Digital Age @MindingsStu
What did we achieve?
Every participant to make at least five new connections, learn about five new technology innovations that will enhance care in their communities and taking learning points to share with colleagues in the workplace and community connectors and builders.
“The Kent Care in the Digital Age event created a fantastic environment for engagement, improving understanding and furthering discussion about how professionals can widen their understanding of the digital opportunities that exist. We need to understand how technology can support people to connect with their communities, provide tools for family carers and professional staff and importantly put people in more control of their own lives. One of the key messages coming through from #kentdigicare was that we need to support people, whenever possible, to use the technology themselves to complement more “traditional”health and social care support. It’s time for health and social care to catch up and enter the digital age.” James Lampert Commissioning Manager Kent County Council @uk_james