The potential to use technology to support social connectedness is a subject which has gained a lot of attention recently. In 2019 the TEC International Engagement Team funded the Technology and Social Connectedness Project, led by Dr Louise McCabe and a team from the University of Stirling. The project explored the potential of technology to support social connectedness for adults living in Scotland.
A range of methods were used and the team have participated in a number of knowledge exchange activities since project was completed.
The Flyer and Guidance for organisations and individuals looking to use technology in this way are available. The guidance has three main parts:
- a ‘how to’ guide focusing on who, what, why and how a service or project might be set up
- a series of three case studies
- access to the evidence that underpins this work