SOCIALCARE will be a central digital meeting point, where all stakeholders in a local community can come together. The SOCIALCARE community platform makes it possible to exchange offers and demands from people, associations and service providers as well as to organise volunteering work. According to the care need, different functionalities and service providers can be added to the platform. The project is testing and piloting the social and technological solutions in two pilot countries (in Austria and in the Netherlands), adapting them to country specific situations. The role of the JOIN Office is to regularly pass on the SOCIALCARE´s technology and results to local Belgium partner organisations in the Brussels-Capital Region and to the JOIN Network.
The JOIN Office and Johanniter Austria are the project partners responsible for developing a plan for acceptance of the project by end users in local conditions. Johanniter Austria has been very active in providing the materials necessary for conducting user-centred research and it has taken care of ethical and data protection manual for the project. Johanniter International has contributed by sharing its well-established experience on sustainable involvement of volunteers and by disseminating the results both to our local partners in Brussels and to the JOIN members. At a local community level, the JOIN Office wants to ensure the compatibility of SOCIALCARE within the Brussels Capital Region. Four local care organisations are involved in the various stages of the project through consultation and regular focus group meetings.
The project has successfully entered to its final third stage; the pilots are about to be launched in April 2017 and the project will be running till the beginning of 2018.
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