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Adult social care fund launched to accelerate adoption of remote monitoring

by Kirsty Kirsty
  • Up to £1m of matched funding available to support local authorities and ICBs address current resource and budget pressures
  • Proactive Care Fund responds to procurement challenges in system and will significantly accelerate adoption of remote monitoring technology 
  • Lilli technology is already supporting organisations to free up carer hours and accelerate hospital discharge 

Lilli, the SaaS company using a proactive lifestyle monitoring technology to revolutionise care, today announces that it has launched a funding opportunity to support local authorities and ICBs to overcome barriers to procurement and accelerate the adoption of remote monitoring technology. The Proactive Care Fund will provide access to up to £1,000,000 of matched funding to transform care and support people to live independently for longer.

The health and social care system in the UK is overwhelmed – with staff recruitment and retention issues and squeezed budgets causing unprecedented strain in all corners of the system. While it is widely acknowledged that technology must be the solution to the growing disparity between capacity and demand, complex and time-consuming public procurement processes, on top of budget constraints and lack of capacity, often present a blocker to much-needed digital transformation. To help combat these challenges, Lilli will match fund organisations that wish to improve conditions within the care system, with funds awarded through an easy application process.

Lilli supports adult social service teams to be on the front foot and gain insights into individual’s wellbeing even when carers are not present. The technology can help spot signs of health decline before conditions become acute, enabling care givers to intervene early and right-size care packages, helping to avoid hospital admissions and allowing teams to focus resources where they are most needed.

Around the country, evidence is building to show the meaningful impact that the solution is having in addressing system-wide challenges, from workforce shortages to hospital “bed blocking”. Evidence from councils shows that organisations using Lilli can expect to save up to £9 for every £1 spent, generate thousands of additional carer hours and accelerate hospital discharge by up to 16 days. In the longer-term, independent economic analysis predicts that, by 2035, it could deliver benefits that are the equivalent of employing an additional 10,000 full-time carers in the UK.

Nick WestonChief Commercial Officer at Lilli, said: “We launched the Proactive Care Fund because we are acutely aware that while organisations now really understand the value of remote monitoring technology in improving services, there are real challenges and blockers to procure at present and it can often require a large amount of team resource, which they may not have, to do so. 

On top of this, the number of people who will require publicly funded care at home in the UK is expected to grow by 36% between 2024 and 2035, so it is therefore crucial that transformation happens now to prevent further crisis in the future. 

By taking this proactive step, we are hoping we can ease the pressure on an already strained health and care system to accelerate adoption of our evidenced solution, while helping more people across the country to live safely and independently in their homes for longer.

Last year, several organisations across the UK successfully procured Lilli through the first Proactive Care Fund to drive digital transformation and system improvements, including North Central London ICB. Feedback from these organisations highlights the impact of the fund and straightforward process to apply.

Phil Darby, ASC Commissioning Lead for Markets at North Central London ICB, said: “The NCL boroughs applied for the Proactive Care Fund to help support our residents to maximise their independence and remain living at home through the use of the innovative Lilli system. The application process for the fund was comprehensive yet accessible and the funding provided has enabled a wider roll out of Lilli than originally anticipated, allowing us to support a greater number of residents. I’d highly recommend ICSs to apply for this fantastic opportunity.”

The Proactive Care Fund offers matched funding offers between 12 month and 5 year contract terms for local authorities and ICBs. To apply and for more information, organisations should email pcf@intelligentlilli.com for an application pack before the end of 8th March 2024 for commencement of contracts in Spring.      

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