This week we attended The Care England 2022 Conference in Westminster. The theme this year was ‘Facing the Future’ where we focused on the action taking place in key areas of the sector to further improve the quality of social care.

Sajid Javid closed the conference after he set out the forward plan for the sector over the next ten years, following the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announcement.

The Health and Social Care Secretary said the £150m the government was investing in social care was not a “nice to have” but an “absolute necessity”.

The government has set a target of 80% digitisation of the sector by 2024 and Sajid Javid said the government would publish its first Digital Health and Care Plan outlining how both sectors can benefit from digital technology.

We’re determined to support you in that endeavour, supporting providers with the connectivity and digital skills they will need to recover and reform in the years ahead.

Matthew Gould from NHSX confirmed that £8m of the funding is to support providers to implement digital care.

There was also a great reflection from Ed Balls, Ed turned his attention to his hands on experience working in a care setting for his BBC documentary “Inside the Care Crisis with Ed Balls”.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Care England for all they do to raise the profile of Social Care.

It was a pleasure to be surrounded by dedicated care professionals that are extremely passionate about further enhancing the lives of their service users and workforce.

You can read the Sajid Javid speech at the Care England 2022 conference below.

Read the full speech here

Here at Care Control, we understand that making this transition can be a daunting prospect. However, we have helped over 500 services make this move. We would ask that you spare just 30 minutes for us to demonstrate the UK’s best Digital Care Management System.

We are proud to be an NHSX assured supplier. Our mission is to help bring all care providers into the digital age to transform “the way they work, saving their time, helping them to deliver better, safer care for service users.”

If you would like to find out how you can be prepared for the digital transformation, why not click below to speak to an expert of the Care Control team.

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