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Based on their recent publication ‘From pillars to practice: Developing a framework for embedding digital inclusion in health and social care,’ Dr Tara French and Aaron Slater share a novel approach to digital inclusion and set out the role you, as current and aspiring digital leaders, can play in this. Hear how the five pillars of motivation, devices, connectivity, skills and confidence and inclusive design might be used to support the practical implementation of digital inclusion in health and social care, supporting the priorities of Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy.

About the speakers

Aaron Slater, Digital Inclusion Manager (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) - @RNSlater

Aaron is the Digital Inclusion Manager at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector. Aaron has worked in different roles in the voluntary sector for 15 years.

As part of a small team, his work centres around building capacity and capability of organisations to deliver digital inclusion work.

Aaron was involved in the initial design and delivery of the Scottish Government’s ‘Connecting Scotland’ programme, supporting over 60,000 households to get connected. More recently, his work has been focused on digital inclusion in health and social care settings, with a focus on drug-related harm, mental health and housing.

Dr Tara French, Programme Lead Digital Inclusion, Scottish Government - @TaraLFrench

Dr Tara French is Programme Lead for Digital Inclusion within the Digital Health and Care division, Scottish Government. Tara is passionate about genuine co-design and human rights based approaches to designing social care and health in Scotland. She has an interdisciplinary background having worked in roles across academia, policy and practice (in both Social Care and the NHS). Her work has led to the creation of the Care Technologist role in Social Care, the co-production of human rights principles for digital health and care, and has contributed to driving forward the value of person-owned data and social care data in service design. Tara strives to ensure people’s experiences and aspirations for care and support are included throughout the design process and values opportunities to work collaboratively to make participation in co-design a meaningful and positive experience.

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Webinar: A framework for embedding digital inclusion in health and social care
Date and time
Tuesday 26 March, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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