Delivering Integrated Health and Social Care

The vision of the Design and Learning Centre is to co-design better, safer, efficient and cost-effective solutions for delivery of health and social care to improve the quality of health and care and outcomes for the Kent and Medway population.

The Design & Learning Centre for Clinical & Social Innovation was officially launched in 2016

The Design and Learning Centre works to discover, develop and test new solutions to improve the health and welling of the people in Kent and Medway. The DLC works on a range of projects and services all in which focus on improving outcomes and making a difference to people’s lives. The DLC is funded by Kent County Council Adult Social Care, Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and external funding. 

The Design and Learning Centre work comes under three key areas:

  • Innovation Technology 
  • Research and Practice 
  • Place Base 

Within these three key areas the Design and Learning will explore and test technology, improve the way care and support is delivered by working with the care sector workforce , through external funded test new ways of working and delivering care and help health communities through addressing social isolation and dementia friendly communities. 

The Design and Learning Centre’s unique selling point is the strong belief in co-production and engaging people with a desire to expand and extend this through community engagement to seek views and influence service design. 

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