Anziani e Non Solo, one of our Italian members, is part of the ‘Il pazienze riscoperto’ project whose aims is to positively impact on the well-being of caregivers and their family members.
The project ‘Il pazienze riscoperto’ officially kicked-off: an integrated package of caregivers’ services will have the potential to be upscaled in other Italian and EU territories
In Italy, there are about 9.000.000 caregivers. About 400.000 of them are still in transition to adulthood. Because of demographic change, these numbers are going to grow constantly over the years, with an important socio-economic impact on the society.
In partnership with the Italian school ‘IPSS Montagna’, the municipality of Nanto (Vicenza), and the CSOs Yeah and Curare a Casa, Anziani e Non Solo aims to strengthen the resilience of the caregivers of the provinces of Vicenza, Verona, and Mantova (North-East of Italy). Because of the multidisciplinary expertise of the consortium, the collaboration will allow to reach out a wide range of persons informally taking care of older persons, persons with disabilities, and other frail persons.
The overall goal of the consortium’s project, called ‘Il paziente riscoperto’, is to positively impact on the well-being of caregivers and their family members, as well as on the society as a whole by providing caregivers with dedicated and complementary services. Funded by the Italian Foundation Cariverona, the project has in particular 3 objectives:
- To gather knowledge on young and older carers of the provinces of Vicenza, Mantova, and Verona by identifying their profiles, needs and preferences through online and face-to-face project’s activities;
- To co-design, develop and evaluate a package of interventions (training courses, Mutual Aid Groups, and an App on local services) to support caregivers
- To co-design, develop and evaluate capacity building material for those stakeholders that can support young and adult caregivers in the provinces of Vicenza, Verona, and Mantova, as well as other Italian provinces.
Through the project’s activities, the project aims to reach out 4000 persons, including at least 350 caregivers, 50 schools and 50 municipalities. It also aims to come up with a model that can be replicated in other Italian and EU territories.