Health Europa Quarterly speaks to Person Centred Software’s co-founder and director Jonathan Papworth, about why care providers need to be planning ahead, today.
Technology has already changed all our lives. The little machines we carry around perform so many more functions than just a simple phone. However, while smartphones and tablets have revolutionised our lives, they are yet to fully impact the care sector. The Care Act 2014 was the first major reform of social care law for more than 60 years. Among the key measures promised were:
- A duty to promote ‘wellbeing’ and consider the physical, mental and emotional needs of the individual needing support, not just their narrow care needs; and
- Carers to be entitled to an assessment of their own wellbeing needs and, for the first time, to have a legal right to have those eligible needs met.