The challenges facing social care and support and for which solutions are needed, demand the development of a new breed of decision makers who have the skills and confidence to secure financing for these changes from both public and private sources. However, social care and support providers and private investors are not natural bedfellows.
The general aim of a4i is to develop and put in place a Knowledge Alliance that provides professional development opportunities that create more informed intersectoral working between investors and social care providers. In this, Higher Education Institutions offer a neutral platform for care & support providers and private investors engagement and exchange.
The a4i training course, together with the Knowledge Centre and MOOC, will contribute to enhancing the mutual understanding, trust and ability to work together in securing more sustainable and diversified funding for integrated, flexible and individualised services. Those are fundamental aspects to enhancing the quality of services and thus improving quality of life of individuals and their families who need social care & support over the life course.
|Partners||EASPD –European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (Coordinator) Credal Centre for Social Economy (CES) UNIPSO Česká spořitelna, a.s CEVRO Institut z.ú. Asociace poskytovatelu socialnich sluzeb Ceske republiky, z. ss Caja Laboral Popular KUTXA MONDRAGON UNIVERSITY ONCE Foundation Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Stichting INTEGRATE|
|Role FEBEA||Review of Knowledge Centre for Quality Social Investment and development of MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on quality social investment Contributes to Pool of mentors Contribute to pilots design, implementation and evaluation Contributes to Dissemination and Exploitation Plan and targeted communication activities Contributes to T6.3 Quality checks Contributes to Evaluation Plan and Internal monitoring Contributes to Project management, meetings and reporting|