Hounslow Benefits from Adult Care Technology Funding Boost

Care Services in Hounslow are set to benefit from part of a £200,000 investment to support greater partnership working across the sector.

Published: Monday, 27th March 2023

Care workers with elderly resident painting

The London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI), has made the award to two projects as part of the LOTI Adult Social Care Innovation Fund. 

Hounslow Council will work in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham and not-for-profit organisation Social Finance to develop a prototype multi-agency data platform for frontline care workers. 

A second project will pilot a homecare cooperative in Clapton, led by Hackney and Southwark in partnership with Equal Care Co-op and Clapton Commons.

The projects will produce valuable lessons for the LOTI community in the short term. In the medium term, this work will be a foundation stone for unlocking new opportunities for designing new, more cross-sector collaborative services. Each project is expected to last for up to 12 months, with regular updates shared with the LOTI community.

Genta Hajri, the project’s Digital Innovation Delivery Lead, said: “We set out on this new journey in adult social care with genuine open-mindedness and intention to design a programme with our community of social care and digital leads. We’ve been inspired and overwhelmed by the positive energy and intellectual contributions from boroughs and partner organisations in all we’ve done to date.

“The high quality of project ideas put forward to the Innovation Fund is a testament to the commitment of the LOTI community to test new ways of meeting the ever-increasing and changing needs of our residents. We look forward to working with the selected boroughs and their partners and sharing the impact of these two projects next year.”

Hounslow Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health Integration, Councillor Samia Chaudhary, said: “In Hounslow, we are committed to supporting those within our community who need our help the most. We also appreciate that our frontline social care staff are our greatest asset when it comes to delivering these services and supporting people. Good quality integrated data will be invaluable to our frontline staff. By working closely with others and maximising the latest technology this funding will provide – we can make a real difference to the quality of life issues within our borough.”

Please get in touch with LOTI at contact@loti.london or join the LOTI Adult Social Care Basecamp Community to find out more.

For more information on the Hounslow project, you can contact Hounslow Council Director of IT and Digital, Mark Lumley at: mark.lumley@hounslow.gov.uk

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