Online Rural Health Proofing Toolkit – Will be launched later in the year. They are looking for a social services case study or others wanting to test the toolkit. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Alertacall – Individuals no longer need to wear an alarm which they are not keen to do but can check in daily via various methods. They have control over their amount of digital and human contact. www.alertacall.com
5 Key Learning Points
Need Best Practice on supported access to technology (to prevent ‘re-inventing the wheel’.
How do we retain new community of volunteers that have emerged during the pandemic?
Services are linked – better designed housing policies can help the aging population and improve health and preventative services.
Different levels of support provided – from the first layer of ‘neighbourliness’ all the way through to the County Council support helpline, with people accessing services at lower levels, it ensures that there is capacity at the County Council to help those in greatest need.
FUNDING! How can Councils continue to deliver their social care services and support services to rural populations when funding for rural authorities is so much less than that provided to urban areas.
Future Issues to Consider
Children’s health in rural areas.
Concept of a ‘Digital Nurse’, or ‘Digital Healthcare Visitor’.