'TICC' has secured more than €4.8 million of European funding in this €8 million cross-border partnership involving 14 organisations from the UK, France, the Netherlands and Belgium (see below for partner details). The project was approved and funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020 (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund) which has supported the project over four years.
TICC will create systemic change in health & social care, providing services better suited to our ageing population by addressing holistic needs. It will present a methodology to overcome blocking points in transferring socially innovative service models from one area to another. This will be tested via the implementation of the Buurtzorg integrated care at home model which consists of self-managing teams of 12 staff working at neighbourhood level handling every aspect of care & business. This model significantly reduces the back office, simplifies IT & coaches rather than manages, providing better outcomes for people, lower costs, fewer unplanned hospital admissions & consistency of care. TICC will enable other health/social care organisations to implement new ideas; increase staff productivity, recruitment and retention as well as improving patient satisfaction and decreasing costs, emergency admissions and staff absences. It aims to postpone the moment when residential or end of life care is needed.