The Hands-on SHAFE consortium has released an online learning platform for informal and formal caregivers, volunteers, and other people who support or want to facilitate independent healthy living. The hands-on SHAFE learning materials are targeted at “SHAFE facilitators”. This is anyone of any age or background who is involved in supporting the active and healthy lifestyle of other people (e.g., older adults, people with impairments or disabilities), through the provision of support in different areas of life, or services and other regular wellness, lifestyle, or learning support to live independently.
ADAPT Researcher, Dr Damon Berry leads TU Dublin’s involvement in this project. Dr Berry has been developing “SMART” learning materials for mobile and smarthome technology for ageing in place and describes the TU Dublin contribution as “ECDL for mobile and smart home technology for those who care for older people”.
The learning materials consist of nearly 30 learning units, that investigate and inform SHAFE facilitators about five key topics:
All of the Hands-on SHAFE learning materials are translated into six European languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Polish and Portuguese.
You can find the materials at this site: https://hands-on-shafe.eu/en