The COVID-19 pandemic has had severe and long-lasting consequences of around the globe, which are further aggravated for marginalised groups, people with disabilities, especially parents and families of those representatives of the vulnerable group. As a result, during and after lockdowns in different countries, family members of people with disabilities have to stay at home. This led to great job loss and problems within the economic sector.
Moreover, it led to depression and mental issues among family members and parents, who are struggling to find governmental support and are facing a lack of communication even during normal times. Currently, European countries are facing other challenges linked to peace and security. These obstacles also influence the mental states of the vulnerable groups.
'Need for Lead' project was designed in order to address and present the solution to the two needs:
1. To develop a Guide of mental adaptation of family members of those disadvantaged groups.
2. To offer solutions on online employment.
An inclusive digital future of work is key for the development of the 'Need for Lead' project.
All stakeholders, including governments, companies, trade unions, employers’ organisations, centres of persons with disabilities, and NGOs, have an important role to play in creating a digitally inclusive future of work that benefits all people. This project is considered a bridge between people with disabilities and their families with the whole national, local, and even international community through digital technologies.
This project strives to contribute to promoting a positive image of the Digitalisation Plan in Europe as well. It will raise awareness on the topic among the main beneficiaries, who, in turn, will convey relevant knowledge further in their communities. Because of being international, this project targets to improve local communities' performance in inclusion and digitalisation, engaging new players in the social and economic life of every participating country.