SCORE: Developing the skills of Community & Health Workers Working with Refugees

p-consulting (Greece)

The project is an innovative intervention in the framework of education of professionals in working with refugees. At a glance summary look at good practice in care for refugees and asylum seekers in areas except the first entrance and hot spot areas. It is primarily aimed at service commissioners and providers working in local authorities in children’s and adults’ services. It will also be of interest to asylum seeker and refugee organizations and voluntary organizations in these areas. The training of professionals in these “second” areas is very innovative!

SCORE will also help to educate the local societies on the refugee humanitarian problem. The social care services should use a rights-based approach, considering the person as an individual and assessing their need thoroughly, rather than viewing them solely through the lens of status and eligibility

Due to the differences, in partners countries, of the level of the skills of the professionals working with refugees and also of the problems which refugees are facing, it is essential all partners to understand the specific needs in each country in order to create a joint e- learning program, which will cover the requirements of each country participating to the project.

During the Joint Staff Training, participants – partner’s staff – will be trained in mentoring and coaching techniques, as they will use these techniques during the training of community and health workers who will participate to the project. At the same time, they will discuss with refugees and immigrants the problems they are facing, in order to be able to include in the training program the modules that are necessary for community and health workers to understand the needs of refugees and learn how to help them.

Partners: University of Patras & p-consulting (Greece), FORMA.Azione srl. & Arci (Italy), Centro San Viator & Errotu (Spain), Sosu Oestjylland (Denmark)