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Hubble Project demonstrates value of investing in care technology

Hubble Project

Care providers are learning the value of investing in technology through a project led by the National Care Forum (NCF).

The Hubble Project – developed by the NCF with funding from NHS Digital’s Digital Pathfinders Programme  – enables care providers to learn from others who have introduced tech into their service.

Liz Jones, Director of Policy at the NCF, said: “Technology-enabled care is here to stay. But care providers are not techies. The Hubble Project demystifies technology and allows care managers and owners to follow other services full tech journey – warts and all. From being clear about what they want to achieve, selecting the tech and building the business case – through to implementation, training and evaluation.

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“The Hubble Project clearly demonstrates the value of investing in technology for the long term. The tech that we have seen clearly benefits people who use services, care workers, management and leaders.”

Based on a series of virtual visits to three innovative care providers, the Hubble Project has now published a series of films, information packs, templates and guides. Senior leaders, managers, care staff and family carers share their experiences of planning, implementing and using technology.

Project participant, Richard Hawes, Chief Executive of Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd said: “Technology-enabled care is no longer an optional extra. It is inherent to the provision of good care and at Elizabeth Finn Homes it really supports our residents, our staff and our managers. Don’t think about it in terms of a quick financial return on investment. It is much more about quality of care.”

Visit www.digitalsocialcare.co.uk/hubble

Care providers who would like to discuss the technology or the care providers featured in The Hubble Project, can contact the National Care Forum at: hubble@nationalcareforum.org.uk

Discuss the project on Twitter @DigiSocialCare @NCFCareForum using #NCFhubble

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