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Technology Enabled Care

Digital Approaches in Care Homes

Digital Inclusion – Connecting Residents in Scotland’s Care Homes initiative

Initiative runs until 31st March 2021

Digital Inclusion – Connecting Residents in Scotland’s Care Homes initiative is a programme of work led by Scottish Government and delivered with Connecting Scotland, in collaboration with COSLA, the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Care and the Scottish Social Services Council. For more information, or to apply, visit the programme page

All of Scotland’s care homes are eligible for a free digital package to help residents use digital devices to support their health, wellbeing and to connect with family and friends. 

On offer is a digital package that consists of a combination of the following (depending on individual care home requirements): 

∙ An iPad  

∙ Mifi dongle

∙ Data package for Vodafone 4G connection

∙ Staff training and development opportunities

The application form and further information is available here:  Care Home Application – TEC Scotland

If you have not yet applied, we urge you to do so at your earliest convenience. 


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Technology Enabled Care (TEC)

Technology Enabled Care is defined as “where outcomes for individuals in home or community settings are improved through the application of technology (such as Near Me) as an integral part of quality, cost effective care and support to look after more people at home”.

Technology Enabled Care

About the TEC programme

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