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DISCOVER
Pilot Site
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Partners: Greece (1), Spain (2), Holland (1), UK (3), and Ireland (1).
Family carers
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or neighbours
 not defined by gender,
age, race, ethnicity, culture or
economi...
The Skills Zone
Local and National Services
My map of local services
Websites of national organisations
Using the web
Quick reads and videos
Reducing the risk of falls
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DISCOVER
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Enhancing carers and cared for peoples quality of life through developing carers’ digital and care - Waights

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Enhancing carers and cared for peoples quality of life through developing carers’ digital and care - Waights

  1. 1. Enhancing carers' and cared for people's quality of life through developing carers’ digital and caring skills -The DISCOVER project Dr Verina Waights, The Open University
  2. 2. DISCOVER Pilot Site Pilot Site Pilot Site Pilot Site Partners: Greece (1), Spain (2), Holland (1), UK (3), and Ireland (1).
  3. 3. Family carers  Caring for family, friends or neighbours  not defined by gender, age, race, ethnicity, culture or economic grouping  Long standing physical health problems, stress, anxiety and depression (Pinquart & Sorensen; 2003, Mencap 2013)  Likely to be financially less well off or living in poverty  Likely to be socially isolated due to caring role
  4. 4. The Skills Zone
  5. 5. Local and National Services My map of local services Websites of national organisations
  6. 6. Using the web
  7. 7. Quick reads and videos
  8. 8. Reducing the risk of falls
  9. 9. Findings: knowledge and recommendations 0 20 40 60 80 100 more supported carer/care worker cared-for person employer Carers (%) Carers feel more supported/would recommend DISCOVER Family Employed 0 20 40 60 80 100 services websites computing skills technologies for care health Carers (%) Carers new knowledge Family Employed
  10. 10. Carer and Stakeholder views The amount of information in the resources is impressive… I will definitely be using it in my caring role Granddaughter carer, UK All of these [topics] are good for beginners [new carers]… these will help to solve problems as they arise. Older family carer, Netherlands It is an amazing concept, bringing it [Services etc] all together Carer outreach worker, UK DISCOVER can improve caregivers’ skills and the quality of the services Care manager, Spain I have learned a great deal of new information [about] the condition of the person I care for Caregiver, Greece
  11. 11. Findings -wellbeing Statement Over the last two weeks… Carers who felt this all or most of the time Carers who felt this only some of the time or never Family carers Employed carers Family carers Employed carers I have felt cheerful and in good spirits I have felt calm and relaxed I have felt active and vigorous I woke up feeling fresh and rested My daily life has been filled with things that interest me 44% 44% 39% 25% 35% 48% 43% 58% 26% 59% 26% 12% 13% 21% 17% 1% 8% 1% 1% 3%
  12. 12. Moving forward DISCOVER  Core shape but flexibility to be tailored for each country  Working with other organisations that support formal and informal carers  Providing a specialist service that complements existing provision and can be embedded by provider Challenges  Improving confidence of carers to use technologies  Raising awareness of opportunities from being online/using telehealth and telecare
  13. 13. Using DISCOVER

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