The Department of Health has launched a capital investment fund named 'Get Connected' to enable registered providers of adult social care in England to access digital technology more effectively. The fund will be administered by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is intended to allow those who use, visit or work in adult social care to benefit from the learning, knowledge and access that the internet can bring.

The launch of 'Get Connected' is particularly timely given that Care Quality Commission will require registered providers to provide their returns online from April 2010.

Details of how to apply for the grants will be posted via the SCIE website

If you are considering making a bid once funds have been announced, Care Academy will be pleased to provide support in creating and submitting a bid. To discuss further please contact us on 0330 995 0840 or via our online form.