Essex County Council has signed a £9m deal to ship a countywide care know-how service to help collaboration between well being and social care.
The three 12 months name off settlement, valued at £8.9m, will use know-how to help adults in their very own dwelling in a bid to cut back reliance on hospital companies.
After a profitable tendering course of, Millbrook Healthcare Ltd and Present CIC had been commissioned to ship the know-how companies framework, in partnership with Essex Hearth and Rescue and Uttlesford District Council.
It can embrace the identification, deployment, set up, upkeep, decommissioning and elimination of know-how to fulfill service customers’ care wants in addition to supporting Essex County Council workers to develop a extra revolutionary and technological mindset when commissioning care.
Present CIC will ship a countywide monitoring and response service for Essex County Council. The corporate will monitor, triage and reply to citizen’s calls and alerts, acquired by the response centre from the adults’ care know-how.
Each Millbrook Healthcare and Present CIC have dedicated to offering social worth – to help financial, social and environmental elements – as a part of the supply of those contracts, with a concentrate on sustaining and creating employment alternatives in Essex.
Lee Davies, business director for Millbrook Healthcare, stated: “This working partnership will ship big worth to the county and the group it serves and is totally aligned to Millbrook Healthcare’s dedication to develop know-how based mostly options that allow and help impartial dwelling.”
Mark Heasman, of Present CIC, added: “We’re dedicated to utilizing needs-led rising technological options to allow service customers to stay the life they need, supported within the least intrusive approach.
“Our techniques will maximise their household and group networks and permit them to train particular person preferences to extend a sense of independence and selection.”
Care know-how is the umbrella time period that comes with know-how used to help adults in their very own houses and might embrace telecare, assistive know-how, distant monitoring, digital options and apps.