Kick-off meeting on the UNIC project: towards user-centred funding models in long-term care

On October 20th and 21st 2020, the UNIC project kick-started online and it will run for a 3-year period. The UNIC project aims to develop, test and validate a set of innovative tools to help key stakeholders to implement a Personal Budgets funding model.

During this meeting, the partners shared ideas and expectations of how to implement the project and agreed on a common understanding of the project’s goals and objectives. Moreover, they set the coordination structure, discussed regarding the administrative and financial aspects of the project, and agreed on the next steps.

The project will be implemented with the collaboration of the following partners: the European Association of Service Providers of Persons with Disabilities, the European Ageing Network (EAN-Luxemburg), the Centre for Welfare Reform (CWR-United Kingdom), the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI-Ireland), the Flemish Agency for Person with a Disability (VAPH-Belgium), the Association of Social Sevices Providers, Czech Republic (APSSCR-Czech Republic), the SUPPORT Girona (SUPPORT Girona-Catalonia, Spain), the Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS-Finland), and Lebenshilfe Salzburg (LHS-Austria).

The next project meeting of the consortium is scheduled for May 2021 and due to current restrictions, it will be held online.