DISCOVER project – podcast

By on 31/12/2013 in News

In the latest of an ongoing series of Smart City podcasts, Heike Schuster-James, Programme Manager at Digital Birmingham, talks about a project that aims to support the carers of older people in cities such as Birmingham.

The DISCOVER project aims to improve the digital skills of cares, as well as giving them somewhere to obtain useful information and share their experiences with others who look after those in need.

Figures show that approximately 110,000 people in Birmingham care for others in an unpaid role, and projections suggest that the proportion of older people (and therefore those in need of support) is expected to increase in the coming years.

Further podcasts on how technology is being used to monitor energy use, the open data agenda and young coders within Birmingham will be posted on Birminghamnewsroom in the coming weeks.

DISCOVER project by BirminghamNewsRoom

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