The full article is published on The MJ.
David Rees, head of local government services at PA Consulting Group shares his insights on how digital technology can transform and improve social care.
The article notes Hampshire County Council's project with PA to test the use of Amazon Echo in social care. The aim being to explore how the technology can help support 50 people to live independently in their own homes for longer and to reduce social isolation.
David looks at the three phases of the partnership, its progress so far, and goes on to discuss the final phase - looking at how the Echo can be integrated into wider care systems. Ultimately, David says, the project has clear scope to complement support from human carers and help ensure resources are focused on supporting those with the greatest needs to drive real improvements for social care.
David Rees is the head of local government services at PA Consulting Group