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Health care project tipped for national award just months after it was created

PUBLISHED: 13:04 09 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:04 09 November 2016

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The Care Hub has been nominated for the Local Government Chronicle award

A project aimed at providing information and support to residents and their carers has been shortlisted for a major award.

The Care Hub was set up by the council in March to help provide round the clock support which was easily accessible for people across the borough.

Now the website has made the finals of the 2016 Local Government Chronicle Awards.

“This is a major project that uses technology to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives” commented adults’ services cabinet Brad Smith.

He added: “It brought together experience and knowledge of staff in social care and IT and the skills of library staff at managing and presenting information.”

Among other features, the Hub enables residents to complete an online self-assessment of their needs. This provides them with a personalised needs summary that links to information on relevant services and support.

The winners of the award will be announced next March, following a further stage of judging.

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