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Designing digital skills interventions for older people

Good Things Foundation have published a report on designing digital skills interventions for older people. Digital inclusion for health and wellbeing can become more important as we get older. Older people with long-term conditions or who are going through life transitions (such as bereavement, the onset of illness or impairment, increased caring responsibilities) may benefit from easier access to online health and care support. The internet and digital technologies can play a valuable role in enabling older and disabled people to get more out of life, keep in touch with friends and family, and make life easier.

 

This report brings together recommendations for designing digital skills interventions for older people with care and support needs. It draws on insights from two pathfinders, which were funded by NHS Digital and supported by Good Things Foundation as part of the Widening Digital Participation programme.

 

Read the report here.

 

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UK