Core Digital Skills in Social Care

Morrison, Ciarán and Rooney, Laura (2017) Core Digital Skills in Social Care. Digital Health & Care Institute, Glasgow.

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Digital technology has impacted how we run our lives and businesses. From our homes, to our phones, work and leisure, all elements of our lives have changed. Social care is also changing, embracing what technology can offer. Technology has been developed and introduced for communicating, storing and sharing information, and bringing new opportunities: Run social care businesses more efficiently Enable people who need care to gain control Create wholly new and alternate forms of support Because of this employee at all levels in social care need to have core digital skills and have the confidence and competencies to use them.