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Oversubscribed when first staged in October 2015, this is a must-attend event for anyone interested in how care apps and other digitally-enabled products and services can support those with care needs to stay independent for longer……..

The event is being run as a partnership between ADASS and Boilerhouse Events,and one place for every English local authority with social care responsibilities is being made available free of charge. Additional places will be open to all professionals from public and private sectors involved in health, care, housing and related services.

The event is also supported by Improvement and Efficiency West Midlands and the West Midlands Academic Health Network, organisations that are working together to support the digital enablement and integration of health and social care services in the region where the event is being held.

The event programme will feature presentations from providers of digital products and services and organisations supporting development of the market in these services with the care sector.In particular, we will be featuring around a dozen care apps and digital services selected from those uploaded to the Public Service Digital Exchange platform.

Anyone may upload to this platform free-of- charge. As well as feeding into the event, the eXchange is availabile 24/7 to enable commissioners and app developers to find each other, before and after the event and regardless of whether a particular app is selected for showcasing.

We expect apps uploaded to the showcase fall into three main categories:

  • Apps supporting personal independence help their users stay independent (and in their own homes) longer. These may include tools to help with impaired memory to function; support information sharing among a family network about a person’s activity, wellness, and medication; allow remote monitoring of wellbeing; make access to digital tools simpler for older and impaired users; and help families undertake financial planning around care needs.
  • Apps supporting wellbeing encourage healthy lifestyles (weight, fitness, smoking etc); support people with long term conditions by managing medication/treatment and lifestyle options; and may help with mental health issues, including loneliness.
  • Apps commissioned by professional and institutional users include directories, e-marketplaces, registers and other tools that link people with care needs to commercial or voluntary providers of these services; self-assessment tools around care needs and care funding; and case/workload management tools

The Care Apps Showcase is part of a wider online programme to raise awareness and understanding of digitally enabled health and care among providers and commissioners of health and social care and carers and theire families.

Some of the content created for that programme is featured on this website.

Follow the links to find more.

Who should attend:

  • Commissioners and senior managers of adult social care
  • Directors and senior managers from partner care providers including third sector organisations
  • Health and social care integration leads
  • Directors and managers of care homes
  • Health and social care professionals responsible for transformation / business change / informatics
  • Developers of apps and associated services
  • Representatives of service users and carers
  • Elected members

ADASS is the association of directors of adult social services in England. A charity, the association aims to further the interests of people in need of social care by promoting high standards of social care services and influencing the development of social care legislation and policy. Membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities. Associate members are past directors and our wider membership includes deputy and assistant directors.


A media and communications company working with & for public sector organisations on a range of innovative projects. We have created communications programmes for government departments and agencies, UK councils and health authorities; developed digital tools and data visualisations for NHS and local authorities. We run three online publications, The Information Daily, HealthcareInnovation Monitor and Public Service Digital. We also run the Better Connected Programme for Socitm

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