CASCADE (Community Areas of Sustainable Care and Dementia excellence in Europe)

More than 3.7 million Euros (approximately £3m) of European funding has been secured by a cross-border partnership to develop a four year cross-European approach to providing better care for the elderly and people living with dementia.

Called 'CASCADE', and involving ten partners; this latest initiative will see the construction of two new facilities for the elderly and for people living with dementia and will create a Centre of Excellence for dementia sufferers across the partner regions. It will provide training for 2,500 people, care for 2,700 people and an anticipated cost saving of 11.6 million Euros based upon the reduction of length of stay in hospitals.

Medway Community Healthcare is very pleased to be part of this project and will be developing small scale care known as 'guesthouses' for elderly people with dementia, which will provide respite care within our local community.

The CASCADE project was approved and funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas programme 2014-2020 (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund)

More information will be available in the coming months.