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Caring with Confidence »

This is an initiative of the UK government delivering an ‘expert carers’ training programme to carers in 2009-2011 and it is run by Carers UK Charity. This free online interactive learning programme was available since June 2009 by providing a series of courses that carers can download and complete in their own time. It involved 14.000 carers and migrant care workers mainly. The Caring with Confidence programme comprises a range of modules designed to help carers with various support...

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Coidanet »

Coidanet (the Network for the Promotion of Galician Autonomy) was an online network and portal for carers and dependent people developed and promoted since 2006 by the regional government of Galicia and the Delegation of Equality with support from the national information society program Plan Avanza. Coidanet was directed at skilled and unskilled care workers, informal carers and people in dependency situation and supplied seven types of services: on-line consultation, forum, self-care, advice...

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Cuidadoras en Red »

“Cuidadoras en Red” was a social network for formal and informal carers of dependent adults living at home that aimed to improve the quality of life of the carers and dependent older people. It was promoted by the Institute of Innovation for Public Welfare of the Regional Government of Andalusia (I2BC) in collaboration with the Nursing Department of the University of Malaga (UMA) and involved various social and health care professionals. The initiative promoted sharing expertise and...

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CyberCafé des Âges (Cyber Cafè for older people) »

The CyberCafé des Âges (Cyber Cafè for older people) is run and privately funded by the volunteer association Vieillir c’est vivre, dites le! (i.e. Say it, Ageing is living!) to allow its beneficiaries to discuss their experiences from the comfort of their home. The forum was set up by Jean-Michel Caudron, the national representative of Vieillir c’est vivre, dites le! and the animator of the CyberCafé des Âges , which is the result of various volunteer...

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DISCOVER Skills for Carers. »

DISCOVER Skills for Carers is an on line social network created through a pan-European project. The network offers information, advice, guidance and training to support the wellbeing of carers and to develop their digital skills. There are more than 1,000 users comprising informal and formal carers, volunteers, care organisations and policymakers. The project is led by Digital Birmingham and it was funded with a budget of €3.60 millions of which €1.8 million from the European Competitiveness...

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E-CARE »

The E-CARE is an innovative service which aims to integrate health and social care services for older people using ICTs. The initiative is organised as a call centre and depending on the older person’s needs offers different services, such as telemedicine, telecare, telealarm. Each user has a dossier with data on his/her well-being, health conditions and needs. In case of need, the E-CARE system is directly linked to the Centre for Unique Booking. It is a network which was developed...

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ECVC “Elderly Care Vocational Certificate” »

The ECVC “Elderly Care Vocational Certificate” is an e-training programme for formal, informal and migrant carers of older people in Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Spain and Hungary aiming at vocationally training them to achieve the “Elderly Care Vocational Certificate” in the Health and Welfare educational field, indirectly benefiting also care recipients. The training utilises the existing e-learning curriculum developed by the LdV ECV project (www.ecvleonardo.com in 2005-2007)...

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ELETVONAL 24 »

Életvonal 24 is an alarm device to be worn on the wrist or around the neck aiming at the independent living of older people with health problems and at reducing informal carers’ burden. Users wear a two way communication alarm, with a range of 60–90 metres (the maximum distance between the table-top device and the user), to alert their informal carers via a dispatcher on a previously given list. The service targets at older people and their informal carers and it was set up

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Emergency Alarm »

The Emergency Alarm is an ICT, 24/7, telecare emergency service established in 1994 and run by the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service (HMCS). The service consists of a wristwatch like device worn by older people that can alert a care centre . It is either free for some older people or costs a fee, depending on the pension and the local government regulations. However, the local government has only a certain number of devices and the demand is much greater. Thus, in justified cases, HMCS provides...

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Emergency Response LTD. »

Established in 1994 Emergency Response Ltd is Ireland's largest dedicated social monitoring alarm centre, providing telecare solutions that support independent living to 35,000 customers throughout Ireland (referring to 2010), the majority of whom are older people. In 2001 the service was acquired by the Tunstall Group who has operations in 30 Countries The telecare equipment provided targets specifically at people with dementia, who have a tendency to suffer falls, who have disabilities,...

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