On 14 November 2012, AGE Platform Europe will be hosting a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels to present the European Quality Framework for Long-Term Care, Principles and guidelines for the well-being and dignity of older people in need of care and assistance, developed by the Well-being and Dignity of Older people (WeDO) partnership.
WeDO is a European project (2010-2012) co-financed by the European Commission, Directorate General for Employment and Social affairs involving 18 partners from 12 countries. It is coordinated by both AGE Platform Europe and the European Association for Directors and Providers of Long-Term Care Services for the Elderly (EDE). Its objective is to develop a lasting and growing partnership of public authorities, organisations and service providers at all levels interested to promote the well-being and dignity of vulnerable and disabled older people, and to prevent elderly abuse through the promotion of quality long-term care.
The European Quality Framework for Long Term Care conference will be hosted and chaired by Heinz K. Becker, Member the European Parliament and Co-chair of the Intergroup on Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity. The WeDO Principles and guidelines for the well-being and dignity of older people in need of care and assistance will be discussed with representatives of the European commission, the European Parliament, the Council, care homes, older people's organisations, carer's organisations, service providers, researchers, and policy makers at national level.