COMPASS


ABOUT THE PROJECT

Our mission

COMPASS is going to fill in a gap in the current training offer by means of innovative educational methodologies. It also aims to equipping care managers with skills to better respond to actual labour market needs, specifically by improving their skills to lead the change towards PCC approaches in their working contexts and providing guidance to European care managers on how to practically implement person-centered leadership in their everyday work.

The ultimate goal of the project is to promote the quality of services towards older persons with disabilities thus fostering their social inclusion.

OBJECTIVES

The Compass project objectives are: 

To provide European care managers with skills to lead the change towards the adoption of person-centred care (PCC) approaches in their working contexts. 

To offer care managers a space and a methodology to support reflection, reflexivity and learning from work-based experience, while also start developing a network of professionals exercising this job at national level and willing to share a professional development process.

To develop a European Community of Practices (CoP) of care managers and care workers on PCC for older persons with the goal to share experience and skills, build a common language, and support the consolidation of a new professional vision on humanistic care.

RESULTS

To achieve its objectives, the COMPASS partnership, with the support of key stakeholders will develop 3 work packages.

  1. Care managers as drivers of PCC

The overall objective of this WP is to provide European care managers with skills to lead the change towards the adoption of person-centred care (PCC) approaches in their working contexts.

Final result: a multi-language, blended learning (meaning a combination of e-learning and face-to-face learning sessions) training package addressed to care managers across Europe.

  • Supporting reflexivity of care managers

The scope of this WP is to offer care managers a space and a methodology to support reflection, reflexivity and learning from work-based experience, while also start developing a network of professionals exercising this job at national level and willing to share a professional development process.

Final result: a methodology to run online reflective groups of care managers committed to improve the PCC practices of their organizations, inspired by the “work discussion groups” (WDGs) methodology.

  • Building and sharing practices

The aim of this WP is to develop a European Community of Practices (CoP) of care managers and care workers on Person Centered Care for older persons to share experience and skills, build a common language, and support the consolidation of a new professional vision that also transforms and reinforces the role identity from the perspective of a more managerial and less executive coordination function.

Final result: a digital Community of Practice for European care managers committed to improve the PCC practices of their organizations.

PARTNERSHIP

The Compass partnership is formed by 7 organizations from 6 countries:

Anziani e non solo, Italy (Project coordinator)

The European Association for Social Innovation, Romania

Aproximar, Portugal

Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Asociația Habilitas, Romania

Redial, Ireland

Fundacion Intras, Spain