Regional Resource and Training Centre (RRTC):

In order to improve the quality of life of the elders, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, has put forward, under the Integrated Programme for Older persons, the scheme for running Regional Resource and Training centres (RRTC). NGOs doing exemplary work in the field of age care have been identified and recognized to be the RRTC in a specified region of India. RRTCs are expected to be key collaborating partners for ensuring effective implementation of the policies and programmes of the Ministry.

WHAT WE DO:

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has designated Nightingales Medical Trust to be the RRTC for Age Care for the five southern states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry in India.

As an RRTC for age care, our mandate is monitoring, providing technical support, training and capacity building for effective delivery of age care services by the NGOs funded by the Ministry. As RRTC, we also conduct advocacy, sensitization and awareness programmes in the field of age care. We interface with concerned State Government departments, local bodies, schools and colleges, senior citizens forums etc. for building linkages and networking to further the cause of age care.

ACTIVITIES OF THE RRTC:

  • Monitoring, providing technical support, training and capacity building for effective delivery of age care services by the NGOs funded by the Ministry.
  • Conducting advocacy, sensitization and awareness programmes in the field of age care.
  • Interfacing with State Government departments, local bodies, schools and colleges, senior citizens forums etc. for building linkages and networking to further the cause of age care.
  • Conducting certificate course in geriatric care and bed-side assistants for those interested in a career for caregiving for the elderly.
  • Organising regional-level consultative meet on age care.