ADASS Care Apps Showcase: Leeds 19 October 2015

Posted on 24 June 2015 (Permalink)

This event, which is free to attend for public sector delegates, will showcase a range of client & carer ‘apps’.

The former include council-managed self-service applications like information and advice portals and self-assessment tools, and the latter consumer apps enabling task sharing by carers, the monitoring of individual wellbeing, and the use of communication technologies to overcome isolation.

There is more information at http://www.techuk.org/events/conference/item/3915-adass-care-apps-showcase-2015 and you are advised to apply now because places are limited.

The event will:

- Showcase up to 24 of the best apps for use by people needing care & support & carers
- Enable local authority commissioners to find apps to promote in their localities
- Generate informal networks & partnerships between social entrepreneurs, app developers, public sector budget-holders, care providers, user organisations and advocates
- Inspire cross-fertilisation of ideas within the sector
- Encourage the best ideas / products through audience feedback on the day and prior selection of presenters

The event concludes with a debate about the role of local authorities in promoting Care Apps chaired by David Brindle, public services editor of The Guardian. Other speakers during the day include: Terry Dafter, Chair of ADASS Informatics Network and Director of Adult Social Services, Stockport Council; Mark Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Information Systems, Cambridge University Judge Business School; Dame Phillipa Russell, Emeritus Chair, Parliamentary Standing Commission on Carers; and Jason Kitcat, former Leader of Brighton & Hove Council