Summary of this project’s mission: This project aims to enhance the social inclusion of migrants from a particularly disadvantaged background with a low educational level in the Care Service sector.
The objective of the project is to create education and training materials which are tailored to the needs of individual low skilled or low qualified migrants who wish to work in the Home/Residential Care Service sector. In the second place, the project cooperates with Care Service Providers in order to enhance the job integration of migrants. The project produces three main outputs: a training toolkit, pilot trainings from the toolkit, and country-specific handbooks for care service providers.
Context of the project
There is a growing shortage of employees in the Care Service sector, however a high proportion of migrants are employed under semi-legal conditions, very often without a training certificate or work license. The project therefore aims to enhance the access, participation and learning performance of Migrant Care Workers and to improve their employment conditions in the Care Service sector. To overcome existing structural barriers and discriminatory praxis, this project will develop business partnerships with Care Service Providers.
The design and implementation of Migrants take Care is based on principles of inclusiveness and non-discrimination. The project cooperates with the Migrant Care Workers themselves and with the Care Service Providers in order to address the current problematic social and labour situation for migrants (specifically in the care service sector). The aim is to facilitate the employment of migrants under legal and equal conditions and to provide them with access to official recognized trainings in the Care Sector, which will support them to progress towards higher qualification. The Migrants take Care project will develop business partnerships with Care Service Providers in order to overcome existing structural barriers and discriminatory praxis.