A key outcome of the Leeds Health and Care Plan is that people have the skills and confidence to manage their own long-term conditions by working with them to make best use of their own strengths and assets.
There are a wide range of tools and resources available to support people to self-manage their conditions, from apps and online support groups to remote monitoring. However we know that 58% of over 60’s have a long-term condition, and these adults over 60 are least likely to have the basic digital skills to be online.
This means that those who would benefit most from accessing these online tools to self-manage their conditions are the least likely to have the skills, access and motivation to do so.
So – how do we ensure this key demographic are supported to make best use of the online world to improve their health and wellbeing?
Using myCOPD as a case study which is now available across Leeds for people living with COPD, this event will explore how barriers to self-management apps can be addressed through digital inclusion and how peer support groups have adapted their services in the face of COVID-19.
What we will cover:
Personalised care and self-management
Digital inclusion and overcoming the barriers
How your GP practice can get involved