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Using ICT

There are many practical ways that social care providers can make better use of computers, the internet and tablets devices to improve services, support staff and help service users become more independent.

  • 5 January 2016

Support for Activities Co-ordinators

A vital part of a residential care home is the work of the Activities Co-ordinator. The Internet and touchscreen technology opens up many opportunities to develop this role digitally.

Stimulating and Fun activities for care home residents and day centre users are essential for Living Well, to help maintain a good quality of life and retain…

  • 23 October 2015

Dementia: Technology resources

This article rounds up resources on technology support, policy and research for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.

  • 25 June 2015

Top Technology Tips for Health & Social Care Providers

Our handy Connecting Care flyer rounds up 10 top tips for making better use of technology every health and social care…

  • 10 June 2015

Online Tools Reduce Isolation For Carers

Caring for a family member or for a friend can be very isolating at times. Although never a replacement for…

  • 1 June 2015

Touchscreen technology devices

There are many portable devices, tablets and phones that make it easier for people to get on-line ... and to want…

  • 12 February 2015

Digital show and tell for carers

Digital 'show and tell' events are a great way to show people how easy it is to use tablet devices…

  • 29 October 2014

Online networks that bring people together

Often the people we care for can feel isolated from their friends and family, however there are now many on-line…

  • 27 October 2014

Receive a free 2 hour consultation with a strategic IT volunteer

The Tech Surgery from the Charity IT Association (CITA) provides charities with FREE independent advice that can help you make…

  • 21 October 2014

Accessibility Challenge for ‘digital by default’

Nigel Lewis, CEO of AbilityNet, says digital inclusion is shining less brightly for some

  • 20 October 2014

I Need Help Using Technology

A few resources originally curated by Go-On Gold to help you get online, and adapt your computer, phone or other…

  • 20 October 2014

Finding a voice: To Siri, With Love

How One Boy With Autism Became B.F.F.'s With Apple’s Siri personal assistant software

  • 16 October 2014

Staying Safe on Social Media and Online

The press sometimes paints a negative picture of the web which can deter organisations from using it or upsets and…

  • 6 October 2014

Big Lottery: £82m to reduce social isolation of older people

In September 2014, the Big Lottery Fund announced 15 areas in England that would be sharing £82m to reduce the social isolation…

  • 8 September 2014

Helping other people to use digital technology

If you are able to offer some time to help a disabled or older person get online or use digital…

  • 29 August 2014

There IS an app for that

With so many apps available for use on smartphones and tablets it can be difficult to know which to try…

  • 20 August 2014

Getting Started With Technology

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The same is true for technology as novice users…

  • 14 August 2014

How technology in the home can improve health and social care

Government programme could help elderly people to use products that help maintain health and independence

  • 5 August 2014

Technology and Ageing Organisations and Research

Age shouldn't be a barrier to use of digital technology or Internet resources. All you need is your imagination and…

  • 25 July 2014

Adaptable Technology

Adaptations are readily available which can increase the usefulness of desktop or laptop computers and of touchscreen devices for people…

  • 15 July 2014

Being social with touchscreen technology

Touchscreen Technology (Tablet PCs and Smartphones) can open up a whole new world for care home residents, here's some links…

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