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Community Areas of Sustainable Care And Dementia Excellence in Europe

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

England

The Health and Europe Centre

Lead partner

address

Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
ME16 9PH
United Kingdom

Project budget

9 295 278

ERDF amount

5 577 167

ERDF rate

60%
17.5%

Common challenge

The 65+ age cohort is rising from 18.2% of total EU population to 28.7% by 2080, creating an explosion in demand for elderly care services, currently unmet appropriately. Patients are often 'parked' in expensive hospital beds as there is no suitable local service provision. Dementia services cost the EU €130bn p.a; 3 of the 4 countries have higher than average dementia rates >1.55%. To avoid overwhelming health systems, new approaches are needed for elderly/dementia care (EDC) across all ages with wide applicability across different cultural/social settings which crucially must be financially sustainable.
To date new developments have focused on removing the people living with dementia (PLWD) to a safe place rather than providing a porous continuum of care that enables them to stay in their own home as long as possible.
The challenge is to provide sustainable person-centred programmes of care support in local communities.

Partners

England

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

England

Medway Community Healthcare

England

Canterbury Christ Church University

Netherlands

ZorgSaam

Belgium/Flanders

Emmaus

Belgium/Flanders

Expertisecentrum Dementie Vlaanderen

Belgium/Flanders

Woon en Zorg H. Hart vzw

Netherlands

HZ University of Applied Sciences

France

Université de Lille 3

Observers

France

La Vie Active

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaams Minister Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Gezin.

Belgium/Flanders

Zorgnet Icuro

Belgium/Flanders

Vlaams Agentschap Zorg en Gezondheid

Belgium/Flanders

Toerisme Vlaanderen