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Community Areas of Sustainable Care And Dementia Excellence in Europe

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Social Innovation

Lead partner

The Health and Europe Centre

Date de début


Date de fin


Project budget

9 324 211

ERDF amount

5 594 527

ERDF rate


    À propos

    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.

    Main Achievements

    CASCADE has had another exciting and busy year, with all partners contributing actively, bringing their skills and experience and learning from each other. The project aims to share and build on the best of people-centred care for People Living With Dementia, developing and testing a "2Seas Area" model to enhance and transform existing provision. The first draft of this Model of care is now ready, and it's already being implemented in two delivery sites in Belgium (benefitting a larger number of people than originally anticipated). The tourism aspect - providing opportunities for people often overlooked by traditional providers - has been incorporated and is being actively marketed.
    Alongside this, partners are working on the training, development and technological aspects of the project, with work progressing well - this will bear fruit over the coming year or so, and be incorporated into the CASCADE offer. Evaluation is well integrated, with the two evaluation partners actively involved in all elements of CASCADE's work alongside delivery partners. The Cross-Border Centre of Excellence will be ready in 2019, providing another setting to test the model, and promotion is already well under way, with significant local and regional mobilisation.



    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

    Medway Community Healthcare

    Canterbury Christ Church University



    Expertisecentrum Dementie Vlaanderen

    Woon en Zorg H. Hart vzw

    HZ University of Applied Sciences

    Université de Lille


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