Council continues to invest in innovative support for children, older residents and those with complex needs

Council News
09:41, Friday, 19th April 2024

The council has invested in a new £2m IT system which will enable residents to be supported through an integrated software solution that will help safeguard our most vulnerable residents whilst providing the council with the high-level assurance that is required through the Ofsted and Care Quality commission process.

The new system, which will be implemented over the next 12 months, has been procured from a UK supplier and is designed specifically to support our continued investment in effective social care and community-based solutions for residents who need additional support.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our adult and children’s service are rated among the very best in the country – but to continue to advance these services even further we need to make use of the latest technology.

“This single new system will have the information and data all in one place to enable our staff to provide even better-informed decisions on people’s care. It will also save on having to secure and update separate systems.

“It will make sure that we continue to level up opportunities for all our residents and that we are as productive and efficient as we can be in our relationship with communities.”

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for children, family and communities, said: “Supporting our most vulnerable children and families is a real priority for this council. This new system is well respected by social workers and will help us to continue to make a difference in children’s lives.”

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for adults, health, families and communities said: “Before the end of this decade, 20 per cent of our population will be over 65, and living longer with more complex conditions.

“This new system will enable us to support our residents to live long and independent lives whilst also helping them to live in the communities that they are familiar with.”