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PEOPLE Subproject Info: TCares

Technology Cares

Project title: TCares
Specification: SO2 E-health & independence
Total budget: €412 060

The TCARES project is a partnership involving five countries to encourage and improve the take up of Telecare systems in the context of an ageing Europe.

TCares won an EC grant and is co-funded under the PEOPLE INTERREG IVC programme. The project will review the needs of clients and act as a think tank also supporting small pilot initiatives to contribute to create a more effective and sustainable care systems.

The partnership is lead by SEHTA (UK) working together with the John Paul II hospital (Poland), the Fundación Andaluza de Servicios Sociales (Spain), Zorgcentra Pantein (The Netherlands) and Timis County Council (Romania). The project is funded over a period of 18 months until June 2011.

The project partners will engage with a range of stakeholders from owners of care homes, to domiciliary care services and hospitals working together with individuals with full-time care and telecare businesses in the participating regions.

Through the implementation plan, TCares will contribute to:

Understand better the needs of service users and purchasers of Telecare systems

Create basic training packages for carers

Develop sound business case

Create and review pilot projects to meet needs of service users

Share and communicate best practices across countries

Work towards the creation of common standards with the aim of Policy Influence

What’s new?

The project will be working in whole range of setting from private, public, social care and healthcare with a genuine attempt to understand market and service users needs and address business case in real scenario.

Project aims
 

The aim of this project is to encourage and improve the take up of  Telecare systems by demonstrating that they will more fully meet the needs of clients and create more efficient and effective care systems.

Activities
 
Following a successful partnership meeting in Malaga in June 2010, the partnership is now in the midst of planning its pilots and workplans.
 
Details of pilots across the five partner regions coming soon.
 
The next Tcares workshop is in preparation and will take place in Krakow on 4&5th October 2010
 
News section
 
The TCares Partnership visited Andalusian Telecare, one of the Good Practices selected for PEOPLE - there will be a short report on this on the PEOPLE Policy Forum coming soon.
 
The South East of England region is the PEOPLE responsible partner for the E-health and independence theme, and policy experts took the opportunity to accept the generous invitation extended by the John Paul II Hospital TCares partner in Krakow to visit their organisation, whilst in the city for an inter-regional consultation with the Malopolska region on demographic change. Follow the report on this visit on the PEOPLE Policy Forum coming soon.

Events

Date: 1st June 2010
Event name: TCares partnership meeting
Location: Málaga
Link/email for registration:

Date: 6th July 2010
Event name: Meet the Buyers 2010
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey, UK
Link/email for registration: www.sehta.co.uk  
 
Date: 4 & 5th October 2010
Event name: TCares partnership meeting
Location: Jean Paul II Hospital, Krakow
Link/email for registration: www.szpitaljp2.krakow.pl 

Date: 16 & 17th February 2011
Event name: TCares partnership meeting
Location: Pantein Hospital, Boxmeer NL
Link/email for registration: www.pantein.nl