HomeMatia and Nazaret organise a new meeting of QAVAD, a European project that promotes the improvement of home care.

Matia and Nazaret organise a new meeting of QAVAD, a European project that promotes the improvement of home care.


Today took place the online meeting of the entities that participate in the group that is part of the Local Technical Committee of the QAVAD-Qualité de Vie À Domicile project for the improvement of care at home.

Once again the meeting was a success and 30 people from 20 organisations showed their interest and willingness to participate in the meeting which brought together training centres, voluntary associations, local and regional administrations, home service providers and development agencies, which is indicative of the topicality and importance of the subject: home care.

During the meeting, held in online mode, Matia and Nazaret presented the work done so far, showing the good practices collected and the five practices selected by the project:


  1. Begirada: specialisation programme in Person-Centred Care. Project of Matia Instituto, Matia Fundazioa and Nazaret Fundazioa for the training of future professional carers at home and in residences (EQF4-5).
  2. Migrants Take Care: Professional training in care for immigrant workers. Zubigune initiative together with the creation of an integral platform to put immigrant professionals in contact with people in need of care: Beterri Buruntza Integral Care Cooperative.
  3. Etxean Bizi: intervention programme, accompanied by a research study, which helps elderly people in a situation of dependency to continue living at home if they so wish, by Matia Fundazioa and Matia Instituto.
  4. OKencasa: pilot project for psycho-educational support and intervention aimed at family carers of dependent elderly people, and creation of a set of cloud-based data analysis tools for more efficient management of the social and healthcare system by the public administrations involved, supported by the Basque administration.
  5. Training and collective reflection workshops in which the attributes and values of the "friendly home care" of Donostia Lagunkoia were identified and assessed.

This was followed by a session to explain the needs identified by the participants themselves through interviews with carers (professionals and family members) and elderly people in need of support at home.

The programme initially planned to dedicate the last part of the meeting to working in groups on the objectives and contents of the training programme and the practical guide for carers at home included in the QAVAD project. Finally, and due to the interest and participation shown during the first two parts, this last group dynamic has been postponed to a future session to be held in the following weeks.

From Matia Fundazioa and Instituto and Nazaret Fundazioa we would like to thank all the participants for their involvement and recognise the added value of their participation in the development of the QAVAD project.

QAVAD is a European Erasmus + project which, based on the binomial accompaniment/care and training and on the basis of good local or national practices, aims to design a training programme for people who care at home and to draw up a practical guide aimed at both professional and family carers that responds to their needs with regard to care at home, with the aim of improving the quality of life of elderly people and carers.