SCIE press release

Technology Award for SCIE

13 July 2012

A SCIE project, which has helped providers of care for adults in England to access information and communication technology more effectively, has won a prestigious award. Get Connected, which has so far placed computer technology in 1242 adult care providers, has won the Working Together prize at the Technology4Good Awards. Entry was open to organisations from any sector who could show how good communication and collaboration has delivered a positive impact on people's lives, through technology.

The event's compere, Mariella Frostrup, who is a journalist and broadcaster, handed the award to the Get Connected team, which has been helping to transform technology in care and nursing homes, and also in other adult care settings. The awards honoured a range of charities and businesses whose work has enabled people to improve their lives through the use of information technology.

Get Connected is a joint initiative carried out by the Charity Technology Trust (CTT), SCIE and Lasa. All three charities contributed to the success of Get Connected, which distributed approximately £12 million in funding to the adult social care sector to increase its use of technology, which led to an improvement in the quality of care it was able to deliver.

SCIE’s Chief Executive, Andrea Sutcliffe, says:

SCIE has been delighted to be involved in Get Connected and to receive an award honouring our partnership with CTT and Lasa. Get Connected has led to better access to computer equipment and software - people are now seeing the benefits and staff can update their learning more easily, which speaks to the award’s purpose of using technology for good. We hope this win will help to pave the way for us to provide and sustain these improved levels of access to technology in every adult social care service, so that everyone uses it as a matter of routine.

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