Connecting Care bulletin - September 2014

This bulletin is a round-up of technology and social care news exclusively from Lasa for our Dept. of Health funded Connecting Care community project. We hope you find the bulletin useful, so please give us your feedback.

  1. Lasa news

  2. Connecting Care: After much work to curate the best technology and social care resources, Connecting Care has its own website, showing how social care providers can make better use of technology to deliver their services and support clients to become more independent in their own use of technology.
  3. Technology news for health and social care 

  4. Tech resources, apps and social media for health and social care 

  5. Discounted and donated technology

    Low cost computers and laptops:  Happus provide low-cost 2nd user PCs to charities and individuals on benefits, with deals on PCs from £99 and Laptops from £149. Accessible keyboards and tablet devices are also offered.

    Technology Trust: Software and web services donated to registered charities by Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec and many others.
  6. Events

  7. 25 September: Expect Better (from your social care technology) - Explore the challenges facing and technology and health and social care and how we can do things better. Book here. Free
  8. 30 September: Social media 101 - Social media can be a powerful aid for telling your story and connecting with like-minded people.  Lasa's Paul Webster shows charities how to take advantage of social media, chose the right tools and start conversations.  Book here. Free. 
  9. Get Online Week (13-19 October): Tinder Foundation's annual digital engagement campaign  is aiming to engage 50,000 people, inspiring them to get online and do more with digital skills. There are plenty of ways to get involved, from signing up to hold events, offering volunteers or employees to help out, or simply helping to spread the word about the campaign. See here for more information
  10. 3 really useful resource websites for the month

    Lasa Knowledgebase  - we've got you covered all aspects of technology with over 400 articles on everything from websites to databases to social media. 

    Skills for Care - how prepared are you for the Care Act? Check out the Skills for Care workforce readiness tool.

    Help with the Care Act - SCIE is developing a range of resources to help social care providers help you to understand and implement the Care Act 2014. 

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