This independent 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