The Care Innovation Hub is hoping to inspire university students to consider social care as a career with a two-and-a-half day challenge.
The Social Care Challenge will ask student to come up with new ideas to address some of the biggest problems in the sector.
Mentors and supporters of the challenge include Hallmark Care Homes, Home Instead, Walden Care, Royds Withy King, Quality Compliance Systems, Person Centred Software, Hilton Nursing Partners, apetito, Greensleeves, Borough Care, WCS Care and the Department of Health and Social Care.
Hallmark Care Homes, Home Instead and Quality Compliance systems join CIH as ‘Sprint Partners’ for a second year.
Ram Goyal, Managing Director from Hallmark Care Homes, said: “I am incredibly excited to be supporting this event and I cannot wait to see what ideas the students come up with. The care sector is facing a lot of challenges at the moment and there is an increasing need to come up with innovative ideas and technology to support the needs of residents.”
Previous ideas include an error proof medication system, an app focussing on culturally matched care for the BAME community, sleep monitoring devices and much more.
The Social Care Challenge will be taking place in Florence’s offices in London from Friday 28th February until Sunday 1st March. For more information about the Sprint, visit www.careinnovationhub.org/what-is-it.