Among Long-Term Care workers, only 1 in 2 consider that their “present skills correspond well with their duties”. How to bridge the care skills gap? How to ensure health and care professionals have the skills required to provide quality care to older persons? How to support informal carers through empowering training opportunities?
Bringing together Health Schools, Universities, and civil society organisations from Spain, Portugal, Poland and Slovenia, the Giving Care project aims at empowering carers and fostering their recognition through training. Thanks to the support provided by the Erasmus+ programme, partners have developed and tested a Continuing Education Programme, produced corresponding training material for professional and informal carers, and awareness raising tools. The partnership also discussed a Competence Profile for carers.
Concluding three years of cooperation, the final event will offer the possibility to discover the Giving Care training modules, learn about the piloting’s outcomes, and discuss the way forward in the current policy context at the EU level. It will take place in Brussels and online. Registration will be open to all relevant stakeholders (students, care workers, informal carers, training providers, and policymakers…) in the coming days.
More information on the project here.
 Eurofound (2020), Long-term care workforce: Employment and working conditions, Publications Office of the EU, Luxembourg