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Outcomes briefing: Smart homes and the future of social care

Outcomes briefing: Smart homes and the future of social care

Smart home technology promises to transform social care and independent living among disabled and older people.

On Tuesday 16th July 2019, the APPG for Assistive Technology gathered parliamentarians, health and social care professionals, smart home and assistive technology providers and charities for a roundtable to discuss the potential of smart technologies to upgrade services and improve lives. The meeting marked the launch of our workstream exploring the role of technology in social care and independent living.

This briefing captures the key findings from the discussion. 

The meeting took place as the Department for Health and Social Care released the Prevention Green Paper and promised to publish the long-awaited Adult Social Care Green Paper. The findings will help shape the development of the new workstream, and inform our work to impact future policy.