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How creating smarter care homes can help tackle the care crisis

Lisa Greaves, business development manager at digital tech outfit Connexin Health and a former NHS senior manager, explores how smart technology can provide a better care home environment for residents, staff and providers.

Social care has for a long time, and still remains, a challenging sector for government and providers to tackle, particularly when it comes to funding.

This year, that issue was brought further into the spotlight as Boris Johnson announced an increase in national insurance payments for employers and workers to implement much-needed reforms to the adult social care sector and NHS funding in England.

With an ageing population and a growing need for more staff and services, the funding of social care has been an issue for years and will remain so. However, despite the debate and need to address the social care question, the funding has not always been there to match the rhetoric.

For example, in 2019/20 the total expenditure on adult social care by local authorities in England was £23.3 billion, up more than £1 billion from the previous year.

However, in rea

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