Technology and care: can the web transform social care?

Document type
Discussion paper
Author(s)
Sinclair, David
Publisher
International Longevity Centre - UK
Date of publication
1 October 2010
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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There is recognition that we need to improve social care. Care needs to be more responsive to our needs and services must better ensure they deliver dignity. But how can care improve in the context of the spending cuts ahead? Some argue that the internet may prove to be part of the solution. The internet is transforming the way we live our lives. It could provide cost effective, new, and innovative ways to improve the quality of care. This think-piece explores some of the issues and presents policy recommendations.

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