Suffolk County Council has awarded a £15m contract to Alcove to ship the areas progressive care expertise service over the following three years.
After a prolonged procurement course of Alcove was chosen to ship Suffolk’s Cassius service, alongside Rethink Companions and Present CIC.
Cassius will give social work practitioners, occupational therapists and different entrance line professionals, new methods to assist individuals to reside higher and impartial lives.
Initially the service will launch with a excessive influence, focused vary of expertise that can proceed to develop into the total Cassius assortment. It means the expertise will be customised to fulfill individuals’s wants and to deal with particular person challenges.
Cllr Beccy Hopfensberger, cupboard member for grownup social care at Suffolk County Council, mentioned: “We’re actually excited to launch this new service with our companions. It should provide a easy, accessible, seamless and versatile method which is able to assist individuals to embrace the advantages of care expertise and supply higher outcomes.
“Our groups have labored laborious during the last couple of years to create a imaginative and prescient of how we wish our digital care mannequin to be – setting us apart from different native authorities.
“As we transfer away from the normal analogue method, we’re embracing this chance to offer a pioneering and clever service that can evolve and adapt alongside societal wants.”
Alcove and different tech companions shall be anticipated to ship expertise that promotes independence. Within the first occasion it is going to present monitoring and evaluation providers which can be information pushed to offer helpful insights into individuals’s wants.
This information will assist inform extra focused care and assist the place it’s wanted, the council mentioned in a press release.
Hellen Bowey, Alcove founder and chief government, added: “Cassius is extra than simply expertise to fulfill individuals’s wants – it gives progressive and agile methods for the individuals in Suffolk, who want care and assist, to proceed to reside effectively in their very own properties.
“Our partnership additionally brings collectively a steadiness of experience round expertise, tradition change, information and data, neighborhood engagement and monitoring to make sure individuals will discover the service gives them with confidence and empowers people who we wish to assist, whereas aligning with expectations round how expertise can be utilized.”