There is funding available to CQC registered care providers to implement a move from paper records to an electronic form of record keeping and care planning known as a Digital Social Care Record (DSCR). A DSCR can save your staff valuable time wasted on routine administrative tasks as it makes information readily available at the point of care. Having a DSCR in place can also support improvements in the safety and quality of care which is centred around the individual.
Having a DSCR will enable future connectivity to your local Shared Care Record (ShCR) resulting in joined up health and social care.
If you are interested to learn about your eligibility, what funding is available, and how you could be supported through the selection and purchasing process please see the documents in the 'downloadable documents' section to the right.
In order to access the funding, you must purchase a software solution from the assured suppliers list who have undergone a rigorous tendering and selection process to ensure they are suitable for care providers' needs. They have reached a minimum level of capability and meet appropriate standards on interoperability, cyber security, and accessibility.
There is a very helpful tool on the Digital Social Care website that allows you to compare the different systems, you can find it here
For care homes wishing to apply for funding please use the following link: DSCR grant funding application - CARE HOMES ONLY (office.com)
For domiciliary care agencies wishing to apply for funding please use the following link: DSCR grant funding application -DOMICILIARY CARE (office.com)