First survey of Get Connected Grant Recipients

Miller L | Report 485 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jun 2011

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This interim report sets out the findings from a survey undertaken of all care homes and domiciliary care organisations that had introduced changes to information and communications technology funded through the first round of the Get Connected grant scheme (funded through the Department of Health and managed by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, SCIE).

It gives examples of the ways in which technology is being used to improve quality of life for residents in care and nursing homes and for individuals receiving domiciliary care services. Staff too are benefiting as the technology enables improved access to online training and information.

The survey is part of a wider evaluation being conducted by IES in partnership with NIACE, the National Institure for Adult and Continuing Education.