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1 Al servizio di gente unica WIDER Innovation Fair Barcelona, 20 th November 2013 Innovation in housing and independent living for elderly people based on pilot actions from CE-project HELPS Gian Matteo Apuzzo Local Health Authority n.5 on behalf of the Central Directorate for Health, Social-Health Integration and Social Policies, Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF

2 INNOVATION: THE CONCEPT (1) To promote the autonomy of elderly people living in their own dwellings (homes, communities) by supporting demand driven solutions through quality and sustainable welfare systems The need to find innovative solutions to health and social services area. The main goal is to make the old people to live healthly and independently at home as long as possible, through better prevention, innovative home care, community-base solutions.

3 THE CONCEPT (2) INNOVATION IN THE SOCIAL SECTOR Innovative processes should lead to: New models of social protection New social relations New territorial networks The innovative models should get a step forward in terms of: Sustainability Solidarity (relations, behaviors, actions) Social Responsibility (co-operation, inclusiveness, openness, dialogue) CAPITALIZATION: policies review, laws renewal, financial resources refocus sing, services re-organization. Although not always possible a clear costs-benefits analysis

4 DIREZIONE CENTRALE SALUTE, INTEGRAZIONE SOCIOSANITARIA E POLITICHE SOCIALI Innovation in the regional social care system of Friuli Venezia Giulia The most recent regional plans and legislation have defined a model of integrated system of social and health services, strengthening the role of the Municipalities in managing integrated services: The promotion of home care is developed mainly through the partnership between Municipalities and Local Health Authorities. Innovative models for integrated care: multi-dimensional and cross-sectoral evaluation of needs, personal tailored project, integrated taking on. Innovative tools of local integrated health and social planning: Territorial activities Program (PAT) and Local Plan of social policy (PdZ, Piano di Zona) Integrated policies with research/innovation and housing sectors

5 Title of the project HELPS Housing and Home-care for the Elderly and vulnerable people and Local Partnership Strategies in Central European cities Central Europe Programme Call for Strategic Project Proposals Lead Partner: Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia 12 partners + 3 associated partners 8 countries involved Duration: 36 months - from October 2011 to September 2014 Total Budget: ,00 (ERDF: ,35 )

6 CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME OPPORTUNITY RESTRICTED CALL FOR STRATEGIC PROJECT Priority 4 Enhancing competitiveness and attractiveness of cities and region Area of Intervention 2 Addressing the territorial effects of demographic and social change on urban and regional development Concept 6 Innovative housing and care solutions for the elderly and vulnerable persons in Central European cities

7 HELPS PARTNERSHIP FVG Region ITA City of Leipzig, Economic Development Office D Municipality of the City of Debrecen HU Veneto Region ITA Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia - SK Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic CZ Institute for Sociology Slovak Academy of Sciences SK German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development D Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center PL Samariterbund Burgenland A Hungarian Maltese Charity Service HU Slovenian Federation of Pensioners Organizations SLO City of Brno - CZ Institute of Social Research - ITA Ministry of Labour - SLO

8 HELPS COMMON CHALLENGES 1. The access to information to overcoming practical obstacles preventing from leading healthy and active lives within the chosen living environment 2. The application of accessibility criteria in urban planning and housing design to reducing spatial segregation and facilitating life at home for all 3. The empowerment of human resources dedicated to in/formal homecare 4. The cross-cutting contribution of ICT to the individual autonomy, considered both in terms of wider access to technology and market potential 5. The involvement of local neighborhood communities in the development of forms of social citizenship to reconstructing social links based on reciprocity and solidarity 6. The sustainability and efficiency of care systems

9 IDENTIFIED CHALLENGES ACCESS TO INFORMATION INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF CARE SERVICES ELDERLY (over 65) & PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ACCESSIBILITY OF DAILY LIFE SPACES NEIGHBORHOOD COMMUNITIES ICT SOLUTIONS EMPOWERMENT OF PROFESSIONALS

10 HELPS PROJECT ACTIVITIES: RESEARCH Transnational research of innovative practices of housing and care solutions Transnational overview of innovative policies Catalogue of best practices Definition of needs and formulation of recommendations

11 HELPS PROJECT ACTIVITIES: PILOT ACTIONS PPP for management integrated housing&homecare services (IT) Linking care and housing at neighborooh level & design-for all adaption of 1flat (DE) Pilot Actions 2 Formal/informal carers training (HU, CK) 2 AAL/ICT applications (AT, PL) 1 Community development + ICT solutions (SK) 1 Access to information and services INFO POINT (SLO) 8 LOCAL SUPPORT GROUPs (LSGs) Local PPP involving stakeholders and beneficiaries

12 HELPS PROJECT ACTIVITIES: STRATEGIES LSG Transnational design of strategies and actions 1 Action Learning Set per Project Partner Local Action Plans (LAPs) Transnational recommendations and Toolkit

13 HELPS PILOT ACTIONS Innovation in AAL solutions POLAND: facilitating ICT-based innovation in housing and care for elderly and disabled through AAL solutions The Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (Polish Academy of Sciences ) is developing new AAL solutions by applying a participatory research method. In fact, these innovative and needs-oriented solutions are being designed with extensive and direct participation of the end users elderly and disabled who undertake the role of expert designers, helping to improve fruition and functionality standards in accordance with the needs of the target group. AUSTRIA: AAL solutions in integrated supervised flats SLOVAKIA: intergenerational self-help groups at neighborhood level and AAL for informal care (tele-emergency service)

14 HELPS PILOT ACTIONS Innovation in INFORMATION & EDUCATION HUNGARY: professional training for informal caregivers The Municipality of Debrecen and the Maltese Charity Service focused their action on the importance and empowerment of informal care givers, by combining "on-field" training courses with online learning, through the realization of the innovative IT tool "Web Nurse" portal SLOVENIA: open access to information The Info Point in the city of Ljubljiana, opened by ZDUS (Slovene Federation of Pensioners), celebrates its first year of activity. It provides thoroughinformation and counseling for elderly people and families about housing, home care solutions, better quality of life. CZECH REPUBLIC: innovative needs survey evaluation among elderly

15 HELPS PILOT ACTIONS Innovation in SOCIAL HOUSING GERMANY: for a better home-accessibility The Municipality of Leipzig offers a permanent exhibition on assistive solutions for elderly and vulnerable people. The exhibition includes a great variety of solutions for everyday life at home: from the bath-room settings to fully equipped kitchens. The local staff offer counseling to families on how to improve their own homes accessibility standards; moreover, they also offer precious assistance about budgeting and affordability of the costs. ITALY: private/public partnership for innovative housing models 2 experimentations in Trieste: an innovative co-housing solution, supported by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, foresees that beneficiaries sign a formal Commitment for Solidarity. On the other hand, the existing Montebello Residential Complex (in Trieste) is testing advanced integrated home-care and de-institutionalisation processes with the development of a stronger community-oriented network, thanks to the commitment of volunteering families and local associations.

16 FVG pilot action Montebello Project - Trieste DIREZIONE CENTRALE SALUTE INTEGRAZIONE SOCIO SANITARIA, E POLITICHE SOCIALI

17 Al servizio di gente unica Co-housing initiative in Trieste: implemented by ITIS, the global restructuring of the building is almost finished, with 17 flats, one public space at the ground floor, and a common space + terrace at the top floor Main elements: -the coexistence of different beneficiaries and different generations - independence and privacy are maintained (private flats) jointly with a shared commnunity living, with full accessibility criteria -Building up a supportive local network which will provide a monitoring service and the promotion of social relations, community development and informal care. - and the promotion of mutual informal services (mutual help and integrated aid) -set of criteria for informal care that will be included in a Solidarity Contract This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF

18 Al servizio di gente unica 2. Co-housing HELPS pilot support: Participatory process for the definition of needs and criteria of solidarity (selecting facilitators, publicity of the project and selection of the target group Focus gruops with beneficiaries and organizations staff for needs survey, criteria setting for social innovation and solidarity co-housing Definition of beneficiaries profile, planning and organizing mutual help activities, selecting actions for inter-generational integration Drawing the Solidarity Contract, definition of the model of co-housing, drafting the public call for beneficiaries This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF

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20 Al servizio di gente unica THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! Gian Matteo Apuzzo, Ph.D. Project manager Tel: (+39) Fax: (+39) skype: matteo.apuzzo This project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the ERDF

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