“GivingCare – Empowering Personal Caregivers and Personal Assistants by developing Technical, Soft and Digital Skills”: this is the name of the international project approved in the framework of the Erasmus + program, with the CINTESIS researcher José Manuel Silva, Director of the Santa Maria School of Health (ESSSM) in Porto, as the leader.
The main objective of the project is to empower formal and informal caregivers, personal assistants, and health professionals, through the development of skills for the performance of their duties.
The consortium intends to design and implement an innovative continuing education program, as well as materials and resources, in order to fill a gap currently felt. These materials should include a Guide for Caregivers, Personal Assistants, and Health Professionals to support their daily activities.
The objective is to promote the improvement of caregivers’, assistants’, and professionals’ performance, and also to help them deal with the burden that the provision of care implies for themselves.
The project integrates the School of Health of Santa Maria, the Associação Portuguesa de Neuromusculares, the University of A Coruña, Eurocarers, Univerza V Ljubljani, and the University of Jagiellonian.