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London Councils pledges £200,000 for innovation in adult social care


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London Councils has set up a £200,000 fund to support two projects for new approaches in adult social care.

It is being administered by the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI), which is accepting proposals from its 24 member borough for shares of up to £100,000 each.

LOTI said that that project submissions will need to address one or more of the themes of: better residential and care homes; better care at home; and better community support models.

Projects will also be expected to involve at least two boroughs and to demonstrate how improved use of technology and data can deliver benefits to Londoners using adult social care services.

Prevention, empowerment, collaboration

Eddie Copeland, director of LOTI, said: “We’re particularly keen to see projects focused on prevention, that empower residents and social care workers, and encourage collaboration between different sectors or groups. We look forward to seeing the submissions and working with the winners to develop their project next year.”

Cllr Nesil Caliskan, London Councils’ executive member for health, wellbeing and adult care, said: “Making better use of technology and data is crucial to the future of adult social care in the capital and addressing the challenges the sector faces. It’s great to have LOTI focused on this as a priority issue and encouraging innovation and collaboration between the boroughs.”

The fund is open to submissions until 9 January 2023.

London Councils is the organisation that brings together the capital’s boroughs.

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