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Monday, 18 August 2014

Research explores digital capabilities in social care workforce

Written by The Editorial Team

Within our daily lives, the use and availability of digital technologies is ever growing and in the delivery of social care, it is important to ensure the workforce is appropriately skilled to utilise the benefits technology has to offer to the sector.

Skills for Care recently managed a research programme to develop an understanding of how digital technology is currently used in and by the social care workforce. This consisted of a rapid evidence review, a survey of managers and staff, along with visits to 8 organisations.

The results of the outcomes of the research are available in a range of different formats for you to use:

  • Download the infographic which gives an illustrated overview of interesting facts and figures around digital capabilities amongst social care staff.
  • Read the interactive bulletin to find out more about the research and use the links to dig deeper and navigate your way around the full research report.

You can also download or watch a Prezi presentation containing the results here:

For more information about digital literacy skills in the social care workforce visit the Skills for Care skills page and to read about the Digitial Working and Learning strategy click here.