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10 octubre 2019Campus San Sebastian

The LKaleak project works to create community support networks for older people

The results of the Lkaleak project have been recently published in the Journal Public Management Review.The LKaleak project has a core objective to provide care for the elderly when they most need support and care. It follows a co-creation process in which older people, together with other people and community agents imagine, design and activate collaborative networks that promote friendly environments. Lkaleak is being developed in the Egia neighborhood of San Sebastian (Spain) and is led by the City Council of Donostia-San Sebastián, with the contribution of the University of Deusto and APTES.

In the article, Deusto researchers Martin Zuniga and Felix Arrieta and Eva Salaberria from the City Council of San Sebastián presented the main findings on the role of communities in care provision obtained during the community co-creation process. The article is divided into four sections. It first introduces the co-creation concept and its potential as a political strategy. Secondly, it briefly describes the project, its objectives, and the methodology followed. Thirdly, it analyses the main findings obtained from the process and, finally, it discusses the process of co-creation developed by communities and their role in the care of older people.

You can read the full article at this page.