Essex County Council Partner Search
|Developing responsive services to maximise healthy, active and dignified ageing|
|Funding Call|| Funding Programme: PROGRESS Programme
Call Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Deadline for response to this partner search: 9th February
|Project details|| Working hypothesis: This project proposal is based on the early success of face to face contact services in Essex but now seeks to develop these in innovative ways which require research, dissemination and investment.
Intervening appropriately enables ageing and vulnerable older people to lead active and dignified lives in their home, which is their natural place of care. Effective and efficient services will reduce isolation and improve resilience.
Successful intervention requires a coordinated approach with 4 key attributes:
Specific Objectives: The project aims to better understand by research and evaluation how services should be organised and coordinated in order to ensure that the needs of ageing and vulnerable older people are met.
It will do this through:
In developing this initiative we aim to work progressively with local agencies and EU partners and disseminate information which will be of universal value. Essex is a sufficiently diverse area in which to test a number of approaches – i.e. urban and rural. The projects should therefore inform both commissioner and provider approaches and be relevant to health and social care.
Planned activities: This is a multifaceted project that will include investment and research in a number of areas.
· Variously and in relation to different research areas it will require:
· Development of a project team amongst the EU partners
· Research co-ordination of multiple streams including Quantitative and Qualitative and cost-benefit approaches. Research also on best practice and innovation and potential alignment to service design and investment
· Targeting and developing innovative social marketing materials
· Communication with partners (across Europe) and dissemination strategy.
Helping to contribute in informing future Health and Social Care decisions, targeting and empowering groups across the EU which will work towards:
Project timetable/duration: The project will be scheduled to last for two years – 24 months – beginning in 2011 as per expected PROGRESS regulations.
Estimated total cost: Dependent on composition and scale of project consortium but total cost to obviously fall within the financial parameters – €100k to €500k – expected to be stipulated by the 2011 call.
|Essex County Council, East of England, United Kingdom|
| Which kind of partners are sought
|We would like to work with local authorities, voluntary sector organisations and other eligible bodies; which share our vision of responsive, outcome driven services and have the capacity to work with us to successfully develop and deliver this project.|
|Who to contact for further information|| Name: Paul Laffin
Telephone: +32 (0) 2 289 1200
|Any other information http://www.essex.gov.uk/Pages/Default.aspx|