Care for Carers is an international project, aiming to support informal caregivers who provide care in the early, moderate and severe stages of dementia by offering flexible learning that suits their availability, individual learning needs and styles. This project brings together 6 European Partners with specific expertise in training of carers or provision of care within the dementia care arena, and is funded with support from the European Commission within the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership VET program.
The 6 European Partners are:
- Swedish Care International (Sweden)
- North West Regional College (UK)
- Berufsförderungsinstitut Oberösterreich BFI (Austria)
- Rijn IJssel (Netherlands)
- La Quiete Azienda Pubblica di Servizi alla Persona (Italy)
- Akdeniz Sağlık İdarecileri Derneği (Turkey)
As a European Partner, Swedish Care International is responsible for creating digital aids and interactive tools to facilitate learning for informal caregivers of people living with dementia. Our remaining partners are involved in creating an internationally accepted educational curriculum for informal caregivers of people living with dementia to support those who provide dementia care in the home environment.
Since the inception of Care for Carers in October 2016, we have created a knowledge base on dementia care according to the best practices in the industry for informal caregivers. Presently, this knowledge base is undergoing development into an interactive learning platform that will facilitate better learning and understanding. This online resource will soon be tested with various international stakeholders to ensure that the knowledge is presented in the most effective way.
In the coming weeks, we will be looking for volunteers who are interested in testing and improving our new interactive learning platform. Latest updates on the Care for Carers project and sign-ups will be made available on Facebook soon.
Lastly, we welcome all input regarding the Care for Carers project and its website. Please contact our Project Manager, Katarzyna Hess-Wiktor at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have an input.