About the project

Currently in the field of care for older people, different training offers have been produced to generate more knowledge and awareness among front-line care workers to promote a patient centred approach. However, in the spread of this philosophy a lack of educational courses was observed for care managers, who, having a coordination role, play instead an essential role in this regard. The application of innovative methods such as work-discussion groups and the development of a community of practice, foster the innovation in this field.

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.


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. 

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