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Skills for Care highlights five ways that social care providers can utilise digital resources to improve what they do, how they do it, and the teams who do it.

Technology is an increasingly core element of our everyday lives and it’s vital that social care builds on the rapid expansion of using digital tools during the pandemic

Embracing those digital technologies over the last year has benefited social care providers in many ways, including improving their online skills and building the confidence of their team.


From sharing events you’re running to good news about the people you support or an achievement for your staff, social media is the perfect place to show off the great things you’re doing.

By sharing updates of your work online you’ll naturally be promoting your organisation and appreciation for the work you do. This can result in increased awareness of your organisation to people who may be looking for a care provider, as well as to potential future employees and others who may want to work with, or support your organisation in some way.

Sharing what you’re doing online is also a good way to stay in touch with the people you support, or their loved ones, and

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keep them up to date with everything you’re doing. Plus, it can provide insight and reassurance to anyone considering using your organisation about the care and support they can expect.

As well as social media you can use other channels such as e-newsletters or blogs on your website to show off everything you’re up to.


This past year has amplified the advantage of digital innovations for keeping in touch, and as we start to ease back into a post-pandemic world the benefits of using digital connections can continue to be applied in the workplace.

Video calls mean teams who may be spread out across different regions or sites can host meetings from anywhere, allowing for greater flexibility and providing the opportunity for more people to participate.

This also means the chance for more virtual social events which can create a stronger team bond between colleagues who don’t work alongside each other.

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