Research within this cluster is comparative across a number of European countries. It includes an evaluation of assistive technology for older people and people with disabilities (the MonAMI project); a study exploring the impact on social care system performance of recent changes in the role of the state as service provider/regulator; and a study of the comparative costs and effectiveness of community and institution-based services across 28 European countries.
Cluster lead: Martin Knapp
Research team: Adelina Comas, Jackie Damant, Maggie Ellis, José-Luis Fernández, Cristiano Gori, David McDaid, Sarah Watters
Assessing Needs of Care in European Nations (ANCIEN)
The objectives of ANCIEN are to review the LTC systems in EU member states, to assess the actual and future numbers of elderly care-dependent people in selected countries and to develop a methodology for comprehensive analysis of actual and future LTC needs and provisions across European countries, including the potential role of technology and policies on maintaining and improving quality. Performance indicators will be identified and relative performances of the different types of LTC systems assessed.
MonAMI: Mainstreaming on Ambient Intelligence
This project aims to evaluate the MonAMI programme (Mainstreaming ambient technology) as it is rolled over 32 EC countries.
Further information (PDF) MonAMI Blog
Social Economy and Liberalisation of Services
This project aims to develop cooperation between research teams working in related research areas relating to the social economy and the liberalisation of services.
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Recently completed projects
Accessibility to ICT Products and Services by the Elderly and People with Disabilities
The outcomes of the study are intended to support the next important stage in the development and implementation of EU eAccessibility policy (Word document). This was accomplished by means of providing a useful insight into "the possibilities to and appropriateness of making best use of existing EU legislation relevant to eAccessibility, adapting this legislation, and possibly proposing new legislative measures". The purpose of this study was to provide a rigorous and practical analysis of both existing and possible new legal approaches, as well as their impact, in order to promote eAccessibility in the EU.
Comparative Community Care Costs Analysis
This project aimed to study the benefits of community based services as an alternative to institutions for disabled people in Europe.
SHSGI: Study on the situation of social and health services
This project provided a report on situation of long-term care in the United Kingdom.
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