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IPPI is a call-centre service with an online information centre and an educational handbook for carers developed by Carers Sweden. Its main aim is to provide information and support, through a simple interface that requires no ICT literacy, to informal carers and/or older people, in addition to assisting health-care providers by facilitating contact with their care recipients. On February 2014 there were between 300 and 1,000 users. AMIGO, added in 2008, is a combined ICT support service for...

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Learning for Living »

Learning for Living is an Internet-based course on everyday caring functions for carers run by City & Guilds (, the leading provider of vocational qualifications in the UK. The course leads to a nationally recognised (level2) formal qualification called ‘Certificate in Personal Development and Learning for Unpaid Carers’. The course was funded by affiliate organisations such as local authorities and colleges. Launched in 2004, by 2009 approximately...

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N@tzwerk pflege »

N@tzwerk pflege is an Austrian online counseling website addressed to informal carers (mainly family) provided by the catholic non-profit organization Caritas with a budget less than 10,000 euros. The initiative aims at relieving informal carers and privately hired carers (also migrant care workers), from their caring duties by allowing them to contact professional counsellors anonymously through the N@tzwerk pflege website. They can describe their situation and pose confidential questions....

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Open and Distance Learning (ODL) (“Je me forme á distance”) »

The ODL (Open and Distance Learning) initiative offers long-distance training schemes for paid assistants via 120 interactive digital resources and individual programmes on the use of ICT and ODL for people who lack ICT skills. From 2004 to July 2013, the initiative was run by FEPEM, the Federation of Family Employers in France (in August 2013, FEPEM became the Iperia Institute.) Every employee in France is entitled, by the Barloo Law, to a certain number of hours of training per year. The...

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PflegeWiki »

PflegeWiki is a website inspired by Wikipedia, providing information exclusively on care-related issues. Informal carers can use PflegeWiki to find comprehensive information on diverse care issues, such as diseases, medication or therapies. They can also write relevant articles themselves. PflegeWiki currently publishes more than 6137 articles on diverse care issues written by volunteers (e.g. students, formal and informal carers). Information is also available in English. Furthermore,...

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Platform for family carers (‘Plattform für pflegende Angehörige’) »

The platform for family carers (Plattform für pflegende Angehörige) is a website which is run by the Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK), and was established by the BMASK's predecessor. In 2006 with a budget of about 26,000 euros. The platform was added to the already existing Pflegetelefon (care hotline), with the main aim to elevate the quality of care by providing informal carers with useful information to reduce...

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The "Ring project" was publicly funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme 2007-2013, Leonardo Da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation, and set up by the local Government of Turin, which coordinated the project, together with some Italian and international stakeholders, such as social services, local health authorities, lifelong learning and training policies offices and others. The service’s budget was approximately €340,000, of which €96,000

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Sekis: Selbsthilfe Kontakt und Informations Stelle (Self-help and Information Site) »

SEKIS ( is a Self-help Contact and Information system focused on chronically ill and impaired people living in and around Berlin. The SEKIS website serves as a platform for requests of people concerned with care-related problems and as a means to make contact and to exchange information and experience. The website was launched by SEKIS Berlin, which is run by a citizens association ("Dachverband der Berliner Selbsthilfekontaktstellen selko e.V.") and supported...

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Skype Support Group and Memory people »

Skype Support Group is a group of carers facing with problems related to Alzheimer Disease and other memory disturbs that can speak and tell through Skype and also through Facebook by participating to the “Memory People” group: this is closed and everything posted is seen by members only. Memory People™ was founded by Rick Phelps, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 57. Rick created this group to bring real-time support to those touched...

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T-Seniority »

T-Seniority was an innovative ICT service platform aiming at empowering older people’s independent living, meeting their needs and improving independence. The project targeted formal and informal carers and older people reluctant, unwilling or unable to use conventional PCs and/or mobile phones, who however were able to use TV Set-top Box (STB), a TV connected with a remote control. Users in front of a TV screen chose among different options of public or personalized services: they...

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