Project - Isolutions to Isolation


Description (EN): iSolutions to Isolation will create innovative, cost-effective and transferable solutions to tackle Social Isolation and associated health issues in remote and sparsely populated communities in NPA area. The main target group to benefit will be older people socially isolated at home in these challenging settings by building resilient and connected communities supported by technology enabled and co-created home-based service solutions that avoid residential care settings. The project will build on partners expertise and experience in a multi-actor based service approach that integrates evidence, policy, practitioner experience and technological innovation in designing transnational solutions to social isolation in remote contexts. Examples of iSolutions to Isolation may include Smarttext social support services, Social Networking Advisory tools and online Social prescribing resource tailored to target groups. Inter-generational activity will be a key theme in iSolution for Isolation design to encourage community connectedness and help address the NPA area challenges of youth depopulation and the carer crisis among ageing populations.
Expected Results (EN): Preparedness of responsible authorities in remote, sparsely populated areas for environmental management in relation to climate change and impacts of new investments in exploitation of natural resources

Thematic Information

Thematics: Health and social services  Rural and peripheral development  Social inclusion and equal opportunities  
Specific Objective: Increased innovation within public service provision in remote, sparsely populated areas
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies

Project Summary

Project name (EN): Isolutions to Isolation
Project acronym: i2i

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2019-09-10


Project start date: 2016-05-09
Project end date: 2016-11-30
Project status: Closed

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 45.000,00
European Union funding: EUR 29.250,00

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Partners Data

Lead Partner (EN): Western Isles NHS Health Board
Lead Partner: Western Isles NHS Health Board
Department: Public Health Intelligence
Address: Health Board Offices, 37 South Beach Street, ,, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, UNITED KINGDOM
Legal status: public

Department: Department of Social Sciences
Address: Yliopistonranta 1, (P.O. Box 1627), Kuopio, Finland
Legal status: public

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