About This Publication
The Get Connected Investment Project is a £12 million capital grant programme focused on improving access to and use of digital technology in adult social care. It was established by the Department of Health to enable registered care providers and independent sector organisations, supporting personalisation in adult social care, to access digital technology more effectively.
In a world where information and communications technology (ICT), and the internet in particular, are transforming the way we communicate, learn and work, thousands of independent sector social care services for adults in England – many of them small, private or voluntary sector organisations – do not have access to high-quality internet or digital technology. This means their users and staff are at a disadvantage in terms of access to training and development, knowledge gathering and full participation in the support networks available online. The Get Connected Investment Project aimed to enable care providers to improve access for service users, carers, visitors and staff to ICT so they can use the power of the internet to communicate, learn and train.