This independent summary report has been commissioned by the Wales Co-operative Centre with support from Carnegie UK Trust.
The aim of the research is to provide key stakeholders with a robust evidence base on the potential for digital inclusion to improve the health and well-being of older people and people with a limiting long-term condition, disability or infirmity in Wales.
The study will support progressive action within NHS Wales, Welsh Government and wider stakeholders. The Wales Co-operative Centre is working in partnership with Carnegie UK Trust to move forward this important agenda in Wales, with the involvement of a wider group of stakeholders - specifically from Welsh Government and NHS Wales.
It is intended to:
- Place digital inclusion within the specific context of health and social care in Wales.
- Give an overview of current relevant activity across Wales, highlighting examples of good practice.
- Highlight any examples of excellent practice in other jurisdictions that can be learned from.
- Highlight areas of need on which to focus future effort and activity, with recommendations as to how to approach this.
- Identify potential cost savings and improved value to encourage service providers to take up digital inclusion activity.
- Begin to support local Health Boards and other stakeholders to work co-operatively and learn from each other in this important area.