Students and province Drenthe
Research students contribute to iAge
Six students from the Hanzehogeschool Groningen have joined the Drenthe pilot project in iAge and recently presented their approach to the task set by the iAge partners at the Provinicehuis in Assen. They will provide input for three lines of research to benefit the pilot, in which the Hanzehogeschool also particpates. Up till February 2013 their research will focus on three groups; family caregivers, family caregivers who also have a regular job, and employers who employ informal carers The ultimate goal is to use ICT tools to support those combining care and work.
The students will look at the needs and desires from different angles. The first line of research focuses on working family caregivers while the second line investigates the views of SME employers.
A third study concerns a pilot being run by the Municipality of Aa en Hunze in cooperation with STAMM/CMO. Could usinfg a tablet or pad be an asset for informal carers and care-demanders and contribute positively to the well-being of one or both parties?The use of Skype, a digital calendar and a journal for registering daily updates are being investigated
The students represent various fields of study; Social Work, Sport and Health, and SPH (Residential Social Work and Pedagogical Services). iAge partners and subpartners Anneke Bosch and Jan Dorenbos (Province of Drenthe), Piet Flap ( Municipality of Aa en Hunze) and Marja Janssens (STAMM/CMO) will supervise the students during their work for iAge.