A PAISLEY college is backing the need for enhanced home care across Europe.

West College Scotland believes ageing populations and associated increasing levels of chronic ill-health will require an enhanced approach to home care.

In light of this, a transnational Erasmus research project “Carevolution” was launched in February 2016 to examine the future role, responsibilities and qualifications of home care workers across Europe.

Partners from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Scotland involved in this project have stressed the need to develop a community approach where patients are more actively involved in the management of their health care.

Now reaching completion, “Carevolution” has led to the development of a new curriculum and qualification for enhanced home carers.

West College Scotland has brought its expertise and experience to devise the training curriculum and learning material.

Between February and June 2017, these were piloted in Scotland, Spain and the Netherlands.

The new curriculum has now been approved by international partners.

In Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has approved the development of a new Professional Development Awards (PDA) in Enhanced Home Care Practice using the material produced during the project.”

To find out more about the project, visit www.carevolution.care and follow

@carevolution_p on Twitter.