EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Best Practices in Care Cooperatives released at AGE-Platform EU Annual Assembly

The 2nd Best Practices in Care Cooperatives report was presented on 18th of November at the Annual Assembly of AGE Platform Europe, the voice...
Stefan Ruscher

2nd IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living...

In October, the iCareCoops team presented their paper “Implementing WCAG and ISO 9241 in AAL Software Applications - A Case Study” at the 2nd...
Johannes Burger

AAL Forum 2016 Workshop

iCareCoops participated with a workshop panel about system design and UX at the AAL Forum. At the annual event of the European community of...

STORIES & CASES

Louis Cousin

Grupo SSI: a coop empowering female care workers

Servicios Sociales Integrados Sociedad Cooperativa (S.S.I.) aims to empower home care providers, who are for the vast majority women. The cooperative, addressing the needs...

Cooperative for all, cooperator for life: creating an inclusive society one...

  A personal tale of life-long cooperation in a small Slovenian community. Lenka Puh tells us about intergenerational cooperation, importance of cooperative practice and community...
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Can watching more TV help the UK’s social care funding crisis?

The last week has seen the crisis affecting social care in the UK reach centre stage, with the government hastily agreeing measures for local...

RESEARCH & INSIGHTS

Ejona Sauli

Keeping older adults mobile but safe

The Follow.Me apps help you keep track of older adults’ safety There is nothing more frightening than losing a loved person.  Follow.Me aims to satisfy people‘s...

Creating decent work and better quality services in the care sector...

In the changing world of work, employment in the care sector is rapidly growing. Cooperatives are emerging as providers of services and generators of...

Telemedical hotspots: Care coops and new technologies’ contribution to Danish healthcare

A research and development project from VIA investigates if telemedicine, care hotspots and cooperation between sectors can develop the elder care in Denmark. The Danish...

TECHNOLOGIES & SOLUTIONS

Software that makes experience of older adults visible

With the reform “Altersvorsorge 2020”, the retirement age in Switzerland could reach 67 years: the average life expectancy grows continuously and adults stay longer...

Leverage of ICT Solutions in Elderly Care Cooperatives

Tremendous development of ICT tools and expansive solutions that can be improved and used in a broaden palette of specific activities are becoming inevitably...

The app for volunteers in the future of elderly care

Ideal Development is designing and developing an app for elder care, for the consortium iCareCoops. The main audience for the project is European citizens...

KNOWLEDGE & ADVICE

Helmut Seemayer

5 tips for making your cooperative a success

The cooperative “Seniorengenossenschaft Riedlingen” was founded in 1991 and is the oldest care cooperative in Germany. Due to its highly successful history, it is...
Helmut Seemayer

5 tips for founders and aspiring ones

The cooperative Riedlingen was founded in 1991 and is the oldest of currently 220 care cooperatives in Germany. Because of its successful history it is...
Louis Cousin

Cooperatives foster social innovation in the care sector

Over the next 40 years the proportion of the population above the age of 65 in the European Union will almost double, rising from...

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