Developing training modules for staff on Aging and Disability issues

6 Participating countries:
Start: 01/01/2012
Project Reference: 518175-LLP-1-2011-1-LU-LEONARDO-LMP
EC Grant: 307000.0 EUR
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\LEONARDO DA VINCI\Multilateral projects on Innovation

Summary

REASON FOR THE PROJECT
The life expectancy of people with disabilities is increasing and it is an established fact that aging issues will be a major challenge in the coming years for everyday support and care for people with intellectual disabilities. Professionals working in the health care sector, like medical doctors, psychologists or educators, usually have no specific knowledge concerning people with intellectual disabilities and the specialities of aging in this population. Though aging for people with intellectual disabilities has similar challenges and issues as for the general population, it is well known that there are numerous aging related issues that show to be highly specific for the intellectual disabled population. Frontline staff and service managers are faced with new realities in their profession and there is a need for training to face those new challenges and to be able to respond to them in the most appropriate way.
The project aims at developing and carrying out innovative training modules to help front line staff and health-professionals deal with these new challenges.
DESCRIPTION OF OUTPUTS
The training modules will be based on needs assessments and on work of experts. They will be directly linked to practical work experience and will take into account the real needs of users, frontline-staff, and professionals working in the health care sector. Didactical methods will make use of new media technology through a web-based training platform which will be specifically developed by the partnership to answer the staff training needs.
IMPACT
Participants to the training sessions will gain awareness and new knowledge on the topic, therefore developing new skills and competences in their work.
The online training platform will guarantee widespread impact and exchange of knowledge between all countries.

Results

Results for this project are not available.

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION DE PARENTS D'ENFANTS MENTALEMENT HANDICAPES

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Partners

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
Coach Lane Campus, Benton , NE7 7XA Newcastle upon Tyne
0044 191 2156093
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
Coach Lane Campus, Benton , NE7 7XA Newcastle upon Tyne
0044 191 2156093
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Liebiggasse, 5 A-1010 Wien
0043 1 427747897
ASS. DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION SUR L'INSERTION EN EUROPE
Square Ambiorix, 32 1000 Bruxelles
0032 2 230 66 93
COOPERATIVA ASSISTENZA DOMICILIARE INFERMI ANZIANI INFANZIA
Via Boldrini, 8 40121 Bologna
0039 0517419001
ASSOCIATION LES GENETS D'OR
Rue du Général de Gaulle, 97bis 29510 Briec de l'Odet
0033 0298579188
ZONNELIED vzw
Kloosterstraat , 7 1761 Roosdaal
0032 53 64 64 30

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