Project Details


The National Priorities Programme for Adult Social Work and Care is an Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) funded by the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR). The aim of the National Priorities Programme of Adult Social Care and Social Work is to support and stimulate the implementation of evidence-based service change at national and/or regional level in adult social care and social work, as identified by care users and carers, practitioners, professions, researchers and the wider public.

Kent Surrey and Sussex ARC (ARC KSS) is leading the National Priorities Collaboration on Social Care and Social Work in which there are four different priority programmes of research. Kathryn Almack is leading work on one: Digital technologies to support well-being of community dwelling older adults in receipt of social care and their carers (the DiTSoW study) and Alison Tingle is the Research Fellow. The aims of this project are to:

1. Map the landscape of digital technologies that contribute to social well-being for community dwelling adults engaged with Adult Social Care
2. Understand the perspectives of older adults regarding technology use to aid social wellbeing
3. Identify implementation challenges and develop recommendations and guidance for the evaluation and implementation of these interventions

The University of Hertfordshire is also contributing to a second project within this programme which is evaluating NDTI’s Community Led Support Programme.
Effective start/end date1/10/2031/12/25


  • Health & Wellbeing


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