Hampshire County Council: The Argenti care technology partnership delivers exceptional results in adult social care

Like all providers of adult social care, Hampshire County Council faces the combination of significant cost pressures and rising demand. PA Consulting outlines the work they've done with Argenti technology to shoulder some of the load.
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By PA Consulting

18 Nov 2020

 

Like all providers of adult social care, Hampshire County Council faces the combination of significant cost pressures and rising demand. Of the County's total population of 1.3 million, about 15,000 people have been assessed as having eligible care needs. Working together with the Council, we uncovered new opportunities to use technology (telecare) to improve outcomes for people, including increasing independence and control, and immediate access to help in an emergency. Our innovative approach also delivers significant and sustainable savings for the Council.

Key Successes: 

  • Provided innovative care technology to 20,000+ people over seven years
  • Service users are consistently saying the new technology has increased their feelings of independence, safety and security
  • Delivered more than £13 million net savings for the Council 

Radically rethinking social care 

Hampshire County Council is committed to delivering exceptional results in adult social care. Argenti, our innovative approach to providing technology-enabled care, takes complete responsibility for the Council's care technology service, from driving referrals through to assessments, installations, equipment provision and monitoring.

Seven years into the partnership, over 20,000 people have benefitted from care technology as part of their social care package. Most impressively, we’ve delivered more than £13 million in net savings for the Council by helping to avoid, reduce or delay costlier forms of care. Between 2019 and 2020 alone, we provided 4,506 new users with care technology, resulting in a net cost efficiency to the Council of £3.4 million.

These savings haven’t come at the expense of service quality. Over ninety-eight per cent of service users would recommend Argenti telecare to others; 94 per cent say their care technology has increased their feelings of independence, safety and security; and more than nine in ten social workers report that the Argenti solutions are "good" or "very good" at achieving care outcomes.

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