Carer+

Funded by:
ICT-PSP programme (European Union)
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Carer+ project identifies and enhances ICT competences of care workers who support elderly persons at home – anticipating a new and vital role for care workers. It aims to support the development of digital competences and digitally-supported professional skills for care workers, with a particular focus on applying these skills and competences to enhance the quality of care provided for care recipients. Carer+ aims to develop a set of learning paths and educational resources for mobile and work based learning that responds to major challenges of care-workers' professionalisation: isolation, access to technology, flexibility of study modes, lack of support and motivation, formal accreditation, recognition of prior experience, and scalability.

In the next 2 years, the Carer+ partnership will introduce new, easy-to-use internet-based technology tools for the elderly, a competence framework and curriculum & training tools in theory and practice. To realize the challenging aims of the project a training for trainers, policy exchange visits, an open online learning space and a community for care-workers will be put in place. To make sure that the Carer+ framework works in real-life conditions, the project will pilot its framework and methodology in 5 countries with 500 care workers. Following the lessons learned during the pilot phase, a complete set of guidelines will be developed to ensure transferability for all areas of the field.

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