Hampshire County Councillor shortlisted for national award

Councillor Liz Fairhurst, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health, has been shortlisted in the Technology and Digital category of the 2018 Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) Achievement Awards

Oct 25 2018

Now in its ninth year, these prestigious national Awards are designed to recognise the work of councillors across the country on behalf of their local communities. 
Commenting on her nomination, Councillor Fairhurst said: “My nomination is a reflection of the vision of the adult social care team in Hampshire who some years ago recognised the vital role technology could play in the delivery of adult social care support.  Since that time the world of technology has moved rapidly, bringing significant benefits to the way people live their lives – something Hampshire has been keen to capitalise on as we explore new and different ways to support people to live their lives as independently as possible.” 

“I am delighted to be nominated for this award, and look forward to being part of Hampshire’s continuing innovation in this field.” 

Liz Fairhurst’s nomination follows the recent announcement by the County Council that it is set to invest up to £67 million in care technology over the next ten years to support the growing number of elderly people and younger adults with disabilities in Hampshire.

As demand for care grows, the Authority is aiming to increase the number of County Council adult social care clients benefitting from the use of care technology from the current 10,000 per year to more than 14,000.