Empowercare Project Overview

Interview with Project Manager, Laura Pritchard

Empowercare Project: Interview with Project Manager Laura Pritchard

The EMPOWERCARE Project aims to reduce social isolation in Kent by supporting those 65+ (and over 50 with a health condition) to improve their digital skills and access technology. Project Manager, Laura Pritchard explains all about the project and how it will be delivered in Kent in this short interview.

EMPOWERCARE will create resilient communities and empower people to take more responsibility for their care using technology and local services to keep them in work, healthy and motivated. EMPOWERCARE will work in partnership with organisations supporting people over 65 (or 50+ with a health condition) to improve their digital skills and wellbeing. This will be delivered through the following activities:

  • The project will engage with the local community, including professionals, volunteers and citizens, to sustain the growth of technical skills through training and the creation of an Empowerment Strategy.
  • We will engage with individuals and showcase relevant innovations through technology hubs.
  • Develop a Technology Blueprint on initiatives and technology that support enablement at individual and community level.
  • Establish network of support groups and skills labs to develop peer support training.

To find out more about the project please contact: [email protected]


EMPOWERCARE is a cross-border project partnering 13 organisations from across the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands and is funded by the Interreg 2 Seas Programme (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).


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