Digital Transformation


Kirklees and Calderdale Councils have recently secured funding from the NHS Transformation Directorate Digitising Social Care Programme to:

  • Support the adoption of Digital Social Care Records (DSCR) in local CQC registered care providers - both care homes and domiciliary care.

This ‘Digital Transformation Kirklees and Calderdale’ project is being managed by Kirklees Care Association (KirCA) to best support providers through the process of applying for funding and moving from paper based to digital records.

Under the digital social care record grant, there is funding up to £7,000 for the purchase of systems and devices, set up costs, initial staff training, data input from paper records into the system and potentially minor infrastructure upgrades needed to host the new system.

Applications are now live and must be received by either Kirklees Council or Calderdale Council by 15th March 2024


Who is eligible to apply?

Any adult social care provider operating within Kirklees or Calderdale can apply for the initiative providing you meet the criteria set out below:

Digital Social Care Records (DSCR)

  1. You are a CQC registered Care Home or Domiciliary Care Provider.
  2. Currently using paper to record care activities.
  3. A commitment to share any learning with other care providers.
  4. Have an active NHSmail or account or an accredited email conforming to DCB 1596, or a plan to develop this.
  5. DSPT standards met or evidence of working towards standards met.
  6. A commitment to implementing a Digital Social Care Record and embedding it as part of your service.
  7. Wi-Fi connectivity is required.

Why should I apply?

Digital transformation can dramatically improve the quality and safety of care, with improved communication via real time data being shared across your staff teams. This frees up time spent on administrative tasks and ensures that people receive the right care, at the right time, and the right people have access to the information they need.

To register your interest for the Digital Transformation Kirklees and Calderdale Grants, please use the form below.