The mPower project is funded through the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match funding is provided by the Northern Ireland Executive, the Irish Government and the Scottish Government. For more about mPower go to the Project website.
mPower is a five-year project. One of the innovative things about the mPower project the ways it is working with staff and citizens in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. mPower works with communities to enable people to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes by self-managing their own health and care in the community.
To find out more about the regions in which mPower is active select mPower project website.
The project website hosts updates, information and resources and links to recorded webinars produced by the team.
mPower is focused on services for older people (age 65+) living with long-term conditions across the three countries. The project started in late 2017 and will run until end of July 2022.
The mPower project reaches across health, social care and voluntary sector providers. One example is how Community Navigators are employed to work with people referred from health and care services to develop wellbeing plans connecting them to activities in their community as well as connecting them to technology to enhance support for health and wellbeing. The role of digital solutions as part of these wellbeing plans and as a tool to provide access to services is crucial to the objectives of the mPower project.