Thousands of pounds of grant money awarded to improve IT access
Gorsey Clough Nursing Home has been awarded £14,600 in grant funding from the Get Connected Investment Project to improve access to IT for its Residents, Staff and Visitors. The Home now boasts it’s own IT suite where online learning will take place. Courses will range from IT for beginners to ECDL and ITQ qualifications for more advanced users. Some training courses that have traditionally been classroom and tutor based will now be interactive and computer led.
We also hope to use ICT in the following ways:
- To enable people who use our services to keep in touch with their communities. For example, supporting our residents to surf the internet and send e-mails.
- To improve the skills and knowledge of our staff. For example, by giving them access to online resources such as e-learning materials or Social Care TV.
- To keep our staff up to date with the latest developments in policy and practice. For example, checking the Department of Health’s website, or the latest guidance from CQC, or good practice examples from the Dementia Gateway.
These improvements will, in turn, lead to an improvement in the quality of care provided and the experience of people using our services.
The Get Connected Investment Project is a capital grant scheme for registered providers of adult social care in England and independent sector organisations supporting personalisation in adult social care. The aim of the project is to improve access for service users, carers, visitors and staff to information and communications technology (ICT) so they can use the power of the internet to communicate, learn and train.
Special thanks goes to Dansam Computer Services in Radcliffe for their help and support in making this possible.