The digitising social care website is managed by NHS England’s digitising social care programme.
The programme is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and is delivered by a joint unit of DHSC and NHS England staff. It aims to transform adult social care through digital innovation, as set out in the 2021 government white paper, People at the Heart of Care. This work is further shaped by DHSC’s ongoing commitment to support digitisation of the sector outlined in the 2023 Next Steps paper.
This is the official site for NHS England and DHSC guidance, information and advice on making the most of digital technologies. It supports adult social care providers in England on how to make the most of digital innovation to deliver better, safer care.
Our advice is clear, transparent, easy to understand and provides up-to-date information on government policy.
Relevant content from the original Digital Social Care site has been transferred to this site, which now meets accessibility and usability requirements.
We continue to work in close partnership with the Digital Care Hub consortium (formerly the Digital Social Care consortium) to identify and meet the sector’s needs for advice, guidance and skills support, wherever you are on your digital journey.
The Digital Care Hub
The Digital Care Hub consortium is our subject matter expert partner for this website. Working in partnership with them, we continue to ensure the voice of the sector is central to everything we do.
The consortium comprises a group of organisations that represent adult social care providers.
Here’s the list of member organisations:
- Association For Real Change (ARC) – an umbrella body who represents disability sector service providers. Their goal is to improve the quality of life of people who have a learning disability.
- Association of Mental Health Providers – the representative body for mental health organisations in England and Wales.
- Care England – a leading representative for care providers in England
- Homecare Association – a membership body for those that provide homecare in the UK.
- National Care Association – which represents small and medium sized care providers and promotes quality care. The Registered Nursing Home Association merged with NCA in 2023.
- National Care Forum – the membership organisation for not-for-profit organisations in the care and support sector
- Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) – represents voluntary organisations who work with people with disabilities.