Adult Social Care Accelerator
Having successfully started the LGA/NHS Digital Social Care Digital Innovation Accelerator (SCDIA) during Summer 2019, CC2i is keen to keep up momentum in this space by bringing together a number of new digital collaborations around the challenges faced by local government & partners within Adult Social Care.
The SCDIA generated a lot of interest – we spoke with over 75 councils in just six weeks – and we know there is a willingness to engage with good projects using a collaborative, council-led co-design approach. It also made engaging with new digital ASC projects easy – no long funding submissions plus the benefits of sharing budget, risk and resources – and our new accelerator keeps it just as simple.
CALL TO ACTION
To start this new ASC Accelerator we need your help to identify and choose the best projects. And to do this there are four simple questions:
- Do you have a challenge you think is likely to be shared by 20 other LAs? If so, what is it? (minimum a sentence maximum a paragraph)
- Why is it important? (e.g: incoming legislation, resource intensive process etc)
- Would you consider collaborating on a digital solution to address it by inputting subject matter expertise and budget with other councils
- Do you know any provider already developing in this area?
It could be a feeling, a germ of an idea or something that you categorically know would make ASC more efficient and effective, not just in your authority, but in others.
There will be hundreds of challenges and good ideas out there and we need your help to collate them, so if you could develop anything to help improve ASC delivery what would it be? And if you don’t know the solution to your challenge, simply define the challenge.
We have set up a Survey Monkey form here, which will take you through the four questions above. We don’t want reams of background or even necessarily your solution to the issue, just a paragraph as to the challenge and why it’s important; it’s that simple and will take no more than two minutes.
Ideas generated to date (blue text suggests challenges raised by multiple organisations):
We are working up a number of pitches around ideas generated from the ASCA – particularly around those areas identified by more than one council – and investigating opportunities to work with research, technology and public sector partners on these.
Should these challenges also be priorities for your organisation or if you are already working in these fields do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org #makingASConnections