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Saturday, 10th May 2014

UK: Who Cares? The Role that Technology and Entrepreneurs Can Play in Improving Informal Care in the UK

Source: NESTA: National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (UK)

From Press Release:

This report examines the need to increase the supply and improve efficiency of informal care for older people, with a focus on the role that entrepreneurs and technology can play.

Key Findings

Over nine million older people could need ‘informal care’ from their friends and family in ten years’ time.

There is a need for more proactive and preventative models of care that improve health and well-being at an early stage.

New technologies can be used to build ‘networks of care’ which improve connections between older people and their carers, increase engagement from the community and help to manage and co-ordinate care tasks.

Social entrepreneurs are at the forefront of designing new technologies that can improve the informal care market, but they are being held back by a lack of investment.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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