Old couples living in sparsely populated areas (SPAs) often are heavy users of social and health care services and they have complex, special needs in everyday life that influence their participation, physical and social activity and subjective wellbeing (SWB). In WELD project these will be tackled with novel, preventive approach. A digital service platform to empower and activate old couples physically and socially and to support their ability to participate in meaningful activities will be developed and tested. The co-creative design process will engage end-users and other stakeholders, utilizing Participation Action Research method. Public health service providers are involved and organisational learning will involve a very practical and pragmatic aspect.
As a result,older couples’ need for reactive care decreases, and their accessibility to preventive services, such as respite care and group activities, improves. This will result in lower cost of public service provision in SPAs.
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