Assessment transferability to other regions and stakeholder involvement
This WP is dedicated to the transferability analysis, which intends to make the insights and the idea of the new service better exportable to other similar rural/mountain/hard-to-reach contexts. The transferability will be pursued through the mapping and involvement of stakehoders belonging other key out-reach areas of Regione Lombardia. In particular, the transferability will be assessed in Valtellina, which is an area geographically close to Valcamonica and shares the same demographic challenges and similar difficulties in the access to assistance and services with the specific aim to:
Investigate if the needs expressed by the family caregivers in mountainous and out-reach communities are similar;
Assess the transferability of the service ideas generated in WP 2;
Engage stakeholders in the transferability, by adapting the service idea to the new specific context.
ASSESSING TRANSFERABILITY OF THE NEW SERVICE IDEA. An exploratory online survey will be distributed to a sample of family caregivers of elderly citizens living in Valtellina, comparable to the one selected in Valcamonica (WP1). The survey intends to investigate if the needs expressed by the population of Valcamonica surveyed in WP 1 are common to the population of Valtellina and if the services designed in WP 2 and tested in WP 3 are of interest for this different population too;
STAKEHOLDERS MAPPING AND INVOLVEMENT. Once the services ideas of interest are identified and prioritized on the new population, the stakeholders that should be involved to activate these new services will be identified and mapped (e.g. Comuni, comunità montane, uffici di piano, erogatori di servizi socio sanitari, etc). Then, the stakeholders will be contacted and involved in a session of sharing of the service ideas, in order to assess their interest and commitment to implement one or more of these services in their territory;
ADAPTATION OF THE CONCEPT OF SERVICE TO THE NEW CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF FAISABILITY. Once the service(s) of interest is(are) identified, a specific analysis of feasibility will be performed in order to adapt the service idea into the specific setting.
The results we expect to obtain concern the production of a report on the situation and context of the caregivers present in Valtellina and the production of a research report on the transferability and feasibility of the service conceived in Val Camonica, in a different context.
The team that collaborates for the WP4 is composed of the entire group participating in the project.