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Services (Viewing Services 31 to 40 of 56) with keyword(s): Personal Support and Social Integration for carer || reset search

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Here’s a Hand »

Here’s a Hand was a Scottish on-line service publicly funded by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh's Change Fund, the Open Innovation Project (European Regional Development Funding INTERREG IV B) and Scotland UnLtd' s Millennium Awards. Here’s a Hand was terminated in July 2013, but can be recreated by anyone through its open source computer code. The service targeted formal and informal carers and used mobile phone texts, email, and online messaging to communicate across...

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HFT-Home Farm Trust »

Home Farm Trust (HFT) is a national charity providing long-term support for people with learning disabilities and their families to live the life they want to live, by taking the time to get to know them and their aims, and providing friendly support and expert advice where it’s needed, whether it’s with housing, jobs, money, or relationships. It offers a wide range of flexible services throughout the UK, including assistive technologies.HFT provides a number of basic training packages...

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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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Just Checking »

Just Checking (JC) is an electronic monitoring system requiring no active input from the cared for elderly person being monitored, with small, wireless sensors located in the main rooms of the house which are triggered as a person moves around; data from the sensors are gathered by the controller (a small box), and sent to the Just Checking web-server via a mobile phone which is incorporated in the controller, so that informal and formal carers can monitor the information. The service mainly...

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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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National Telecare Development Programme (TDP) »

The National Telecare Development Programme for Scotland was launched in August 2006 as a policy initiative to drive the adoption of telecare by local social and health care service providers. The initiative involves authorities at different levels (local, regional and national) and different social and health care services and professionals (General Practitioners, home care managers etc.) and offers tailored ICT-based support packages to carers and the people they care for, thus providing help...

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Nottingham Community Housing Association »

Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) offers a variety of safe, secure and independent accommodation for older people in sheltered housing schemes, including flats or bungalows suitable for single people or couples. A range of telecare equipment is available to service users, ensuring that their individual needs are met: this equipment includes devices which identify falls or inactivity, smoke, gas and flood alert systems, external door controls and visitor monitoring audio. Visual messaging...

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Personal Assistant Unit for Living (PAUL). »

PAUL (Personal Assistant Unit for Living) is a pilot research project that uses an easy-to-use touch screen computer, providing a number of services to support older people to remain independent as long as possible. The system has different levels of complexity for comfort and safety. The tenants can use this device to check who is at the front door, to turn house lights on and off and to access communication and entertainment via the Internet. Red lights indicate if windows are open, and

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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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