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Digital innovation in social care and social work

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Digital innovation in social care and social work

This free course, Digital innovation in social care and social work, explores how digital technology has made a difference, both to the social care sector and people living in their own communities. You will also learn about how incorporating technology in the home and in community settings has a range of benefits to people's wellbeing and ability to maintain independence in their community setting.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course K102 Introducing health and social care.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • identify the ways in which digital technologies are used in social care services
  • evaluate the impact of digital technologies in the home and community on people's wellbeing
  • explain how digital technologies in social care can impact on the cost and sustainability of service provision.

First Published: 16/03/2021

Updated: 16/03/2021

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