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The LeHo project (UK)


LeHo scheme




Despite the fact that education represents the most important factor in the prevention and mediation of the psycho-social consequences of illnesses in children and young adults, students with medical issues are still less engaged in learning and face social difficulties resulting in a lower academic achievement. The best way to achieve a good education is to boost attendance in mainstream schools, which provide not only cognitive but also social and developmental advantages to all students.

Students with medical needs either in hospital or at home, face isolation, disengagement and regression. They cannot access mainstream education due to their illness and associated therapies. Within this context, ICT can play a key role in providing better communication and enabling access to education during the period of absence from mainstream school.

LeHo is developing an online hub in order to provide effective tools and relevant resources for home and hospital education practitioners, stakeholders and interested parties.

You are invited to share your experiences with other people from different countries and cultures or to find peers and colleagues in the national communities.





  • To outline key educational factors and highlight good practices dedicated to the education and care of students with medical needs;
  • Explore and design ICT-based solutions that enable children in hospital, receiving home therapy, or attending school part-time due to illness, to access an appropriate educational provision;
  • Identify ways in which technology can impact on pedagogy and teaching methods in Home and Hospital Education (HHE) contexts.
  • Educational initiatives adopted at home and in hospital schools represent responses to a broad and complex range of educational challenges. They are designed to be innovative and to improve the engagement of those students at risk of missing out on their education due their medical needs.


Our intention is that these initiatives may be effectively applied or adapted for their use in ordinary didactical contexts, and thus provide opportunities to extend and enhance practices in different educational settings.


The core partnership of experienced partners from research, HE and SE, including EDEN with its 200 members, will work closely with a wider network of more than 20 associate partners, including secondary schools, government bodies for education and other related networks, providing scope for a far reaching impact in terms of mainstreaming the use of ICT in developing educational tools for students with medical needs.