The ADASS Care Apps Showcase and Conference

7 March 2017 The Birmingham Conferences and Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham B5 4EW

This is a must-attend event for anyone interested in how care apps and other digitally-enabled products and services can support those with care needs to stay independent for longer.

The event is being run as a partnership between ADASS and Boilerhouse Events, and one place for every English local authority with social care responsibilities is being made available free of charge. Additional places will be open to all professionals from public and private sectors involved in health, care, housing and related services.

The event is also supported by Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands and the West Midlands Academic Health Network, organisations that are working together to support the digital enablement and integration of health and social care services in the region where the event is being held.

The event programme will feature presentations from providers of digital products and services and organisations supporting development of the market in these services with the care sector. In particular, the event will be featuring care apps and digital services selected from those uploaded to the Public Service Digital Exchange platform.

Anyone may upload to this platform free-of-charge. As well as feeding into the event, the eXchange is available 24/7 to enable commissioners and app developers to find each other, before and after the event and regardless of whether a particular app is selected for showcasing.

Apps uploaded to the showcase will fall into three main categories:

  • Apps supporting personal independence help their users stay independent (and in their own homes) longer. These may include tools to help with impaired memory to function; support information sharing among a family network about a person’s activity, wellness, and medication; allow remote monitoring of wellbeing; make access to digital tools simpler for older and impaired users; and help families undertake financial planning around care needs.
  • Apps supporting wellbeing encourage healthy lifestyles (weight, fitness, smoking etc); support people with long term conditions by managing medication/treatment and lifestyle options; and may help with mental health issues, including loneliness.
  • Apps commissioned by professional and institutional users include directories, e-marketplaces, registers and other tools that link people with care needs to commercial or voluntary providers of these services; self-assessment tools around care needs and care funding; and case/workload management tools.

Presenter/table hosts include: 

  • Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, Senior Fellow to Simon Stevens, CEO of NHS England, co-founder of the NHS Innovation Accelerator and one of the founders of Cera, a new health and social care digital platform delivering on-demand care, talking about the Cera model of technology-enabled health and social care
  • Looking Local’s Jane Hancer, talking about co-development with Kirklees Council of Everybody Active and My Health Tools
  • Marcus Devaney of Lancashire County Council, together with Paul Davidson of iStanduk, on a new approach to place-based service directories using open data
  • Jenny Wood, Director of Adult Social Care and Support at ‎Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, giving “a view from IEWM: what does digitally enabled care look like”
  • Kulbir Lalli, Head of Integrated Accommodation Commissioning at Hertfordshire County Council, talking about their new bed finding technology developed with OLM.

For a full speaker list and programme, look here.

The Care Apps Showcase is part of a wider online programme to raise awareness and understanding of digitally enabled health and care among providers and commissioners of health and social care and carers and their families.

Who should attend

  • Commissioners and senior managers of adult social care
  • Directors and senior managers from partner care providers including third sector organisations
  • Health and social care integration leads
  • Directors and managers of care homes
  • Health and social care professionals responsible for transformation, business change or informatics
  • Developers of apps and associated services
  • Representatives of service users and carers
  • Elected members.

For more information or to book your place, go to the ADASS Care Apps Showcase website