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Apr 6, 2020

Gerry McGovern is a globally-recognised web usability expert whose new book sets out the devastation wrought by our over-consumption of all things digital.

This programme, the first of three, is based on an interview done online on the first day of the Coronavirus lockdown in the UK.

As it happens, Gerry is currently...


Mar 24, 2020

Councils could soon have access to an online tool for residents to self-assess their social care needs without face-to-face intervention from an officer.

Development of such a product has completed the discovery phase, says Guy Giles of the public sector innovation agency CC2i, with the ‘alpha’ phase is expected to...


Mar 15, 2020

At around the time Alex Nash was looking for a final year project for his engineering degree at Loughborough University, his grandfather was diagnosed with Dementia.

‘The technology available to him was old, and analogue, and didn’t provide any reassurance to the family that he was OK’ says Alex, nearly five years...


Feb 11, 2020

Helena Zaum describes work by Microsoft and other partners to support Manchester City Council’s vision of tech-enabled care within an integrated system.

‘We made the point really early on that it’s important to think about technology enabled care in the context of the other data that the council - and indeed other...


Jan 25, 2020

Madeleine Starr, Director of Business and Innovation at Carers UK explains how digital can help the UK’s 8.8 million unpaid carers - including the 5 million who juggle care with work

It is not even about developing anything new, she says: ‘what I really want to see in the 2020s is the technologies that we...