Here4U is a strategic partnership under the Erasmus+ programme. Despite the pandemic situation in Europe we have been in regular contact and met online to discuss the current project issues, reviewed provided work and planned the next steps of the project.
Here the current stage of work and development of the project following his intellectual output:
Diagnostic Tool for Assessment of Soft Skills
50 questions assessing the level of the 10 soft skills: Creativity, Keen observation, Empathy, Thick skin, Stress management, Problem solving, Assertiveness, Communication, Patience and Being power to empower and motivate. These are the most important skills that a caregiver must have when working with seniors.
Our first course empowering seniors’ caregivers is out: many videos about the 10 most important soft skills for a caregiver. Interviews, cartoons, documents and quizzes are available on our YouTube channel. We welcome you to watch them and subscribe.
Collection of Best Practice
We have started to work on the structure of IO4 which will be the collection of case studies from various countries showing the high level of caregiving. Its aim is to collect the information about the situation of seniors and seniors’ caregivers in the participating countries as well as the examples of good practices.
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Here for You – Soft Skills Pack for Caregivers of Seniors (Here4U) is a strategic partnership under the Erasmus+ programme. Its main aims are:
• increasing the level of
seniors` caregivers soft skills
• improvement of competences,
linked to their professional practices
• empowering seniors` caregivers
• improvement of the level of
seniors` service highlighting the emotional and psychological aspect of
• fostering relation between
caregiver and senior
• improvement of seniors`
• increasing participation and
learning performance of seniors
There are several groups that
can benefit for the project:
• formal and informal
caregivers of seniors working as a freelancers or working in
nursing/care/residential homes, day care centers. This usually includes
professional staff like nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists and
caregivers with no medical background.
• People working in
centres of culture or senior clubs who are responsible for organising the free
time for seniors. Sometimes in these places work professional animators or
therapists, but very often those people had no professional background
• Seniors, adult
residents of nursing/care/residential homes, day care centres; those who use
assistants for living.
• Participants of
centres of cultures and senior clubs.
• Owners of
nursing/care/residential homes and day care centres and people responsible for
HR policy, stakeholders, decision-makers in the field of senior care.
The main outputs of the project will be:
IO1 Diagnostic Tool for Assessment of Soft
The aim of this output is to create an online diagnostic tool assessing the
level of essential soft skills of seniors` caregivers and other persons working
with seniors who will receive a written summary explaining their strength and weaknesses as well as suggestions for
their further development in relation to the soft skills necessary at their
The aim of O2 is creation of one complex tool necessary to overall
support and facilitate their daily work of caregivers and other people working
IO3 Online course empowering
The aim of O3 is to
equip caregivers and other people working with seniors with digital guides and
increasing their level of crucial soft skills necessary to work with seniors.
IO4 Collection of Best Practice
The aim of this
output is to gather the experience of participating organisations from the
addressed by the
project in a form of a guidebook. This output will be the collection of best
practice gathered and adjusted relatively to the concept of the project and
disseminated widely amongst the places where the caregivers work, as well as at
the decision making level.
of the project
As the result of the project we want to:
• Provide seniors` caregivers and
other people working with seniors with an online diagnostic tool assessing
their soft skills and identifying the areas of improvement.
• Up-skilling seniors` caregivers
and other people working with seniors with soft skills methods and tools
fostering their empathy, communication skills, patience and other skills
necessary in their work
• Equip seniors` caregivers and
other people working with seniors with digital guides on increasing seniors`
wellbeing, quality of life and social inclusion with use of simple scenarios of
activities and classes ready for immediate implementation.
• Raising awareness among
seniors` caregivers and other people working with seniors as well as
stakeholders and decision-makers in the field of senior care about the
importance of soft skills development.
following organizations take part in the project:
EURO LIDER (Coordinator) (Poland)
Valencia Inno Hub (Spain)
MATERAHUB INDUSTRIE CULTURALI E CREATIVE (Italy)
FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION LTD (Cyprus)
Odisee vzw (Belgium)
During the kick off meeting in Lublin, Poland on the 5th and 6th
of December 2019, Partners presented their institutions, the leader presented the
objectives and activities to establish the action plan and the responsibility
of each partner.
The first activity is to start design the IO1 developing the questions
related to the caregiver’s soft skills.