Global lessons for service delivery

Australian aged care executives and leaders will have an opportunity to see firsthand the latest innovation in community care and the use of assistive technologies in two upcoming study tours to the UK.

Australian aged care executives and leaders will have an opportunity to see first-hand the latest innovations in community care and the use of assistive technologies in two upcoming study tours to the UK.

Focusing on practice, policy and funding models, the tours will include visits to pioneering facilities and community initiatives, as well as roundtable discussions with industry leaders and experts.

Led by Community Resourcing Worldwide, the organisation behind the current Australian speaking tour of Dr Kevin Doughty, the tours will coincide with the Royal Society of Medicine’s Ageing Well- How Can Technology Help international conference in London on 25-26 November.

The first tour, which is London based, will visit organisations and communities that display innovative approaches to community care and disability service delivery particularly embracing assistive and enabling technologies.

It will include a discussion ‘Care in the Digital Age -Consumer Direction and Engagement, Prevention and Promoting Functional Independence’, led by renowned BBC health commentator Dr Michael Mosley.

He will be joined by Stuart Arnott and Shirley Ayres, experts in policy and developments in social care and use of assistive technologies.

Arnott is the creator of Mindings, a project that enabled him to share pictures and messages with his house-bound, technology-shy father. It has gone on to win several innovation awards and is currently undergoing a clinical trial across the East of England.

Ayres, the founder of the Connected Care network, has extensive experience helping organisations develop digital engagement strategies using technology and social media.

A highlight of the second study tour will be a visit to the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (DALLAS) and a presentation on Living It Up (LiU) in the rural region of Forth Valley in Scotland. This region was selected to demonstrate how the rural population is catered for and engaged in the project.

In a future article AAA will feature interviews with study participants to share their observations.  

For more information, visit Community Resourcing Worldwide

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