COVID-19: A perfect storm for technology innovation in social care?


Long before the pandemic there was widespread concern about how our social care system would cope with the demands of an ageing society and a looming shortfall in the care workforce. By 2035, one study estimates the social care sector will need an extra 800,000 workers to meet demand.

Post lockdown, there are additional concerns about the physical and emotional toll on carers, and a dawning realisation that multiple paid carers routinely entering the homes of vulnerable people is untenable.

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