The Digital Health and Care Alliance (DHACA) are hosting a webinar on 24 February through Living Made Easy, to hear from a panel of commissioners and project leaders from across the UK talking about the role of online advice and its role in maximising independence.

A range of major service providers from across the UK will speak about their experiences in providing online practical advice about assistive technology. Speakers will highlight the importance of reaching older and disabled people and their carers and the role of self-assessment as a solution to fast adoption of assistive technology solutions at home. The panel chaired by DHACA’s Charles Lowe includes Alison Docherty, Project Manager for the EquipU partnership in Scotland, Chris Humphreys, Head of Adult and Community Services, Newport City Council, Rachel Russell from Calderdale Council co-author of RCOT’s 2019 ‘Adaptations without Delay’ report and Kate Bowman, Prevention and Information Lead for InformationNOW at Newcastle City Council.

Online impartial advice that can lead to self-funded purchasing of simple aids for delivery at home has come into its own during the pandemic cutting through waiting lists and ensuring that limited resources are deployed against those with complex needs.

The webinar will include a Q&A session following the panel’s presentations.

To register for the webinar that starts at 9.45am on 24 February follow this link https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8386135026729764110.

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