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The European voice for informal carers

"Care and caring should be at the centre of how we think about our culture, but it’s frequently treated as an afterthought or an aberration." https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/could-we-care-less-about-people-who-care-1.4556201

Thank you to @2021PortugalEU for organising today's excellent #EUSocialSummit21 👏 We all agree that it's #TimeToDeliver on #BuildingSocialEurope, & the Porto Social Commitment, co-signed by our President @GenPiotr, is a great place to start https://bit.ly/3haFT1q

Looking forward to contributing to DG Sante's High-Level Conference on Mental health and the pandemic later today!
https://ec.europa.eu/health/non_communicable_diseases/events/ev_20210510_en

It's #TimeToDeliver #SocialRights for informal carers and to come forward with a comprehensive ambition on long-term care! Read Eurocarers' letter http://shorturl.at/quDIY

Read 👀 our joint statement with @EUROSHIP_EU ahead of today's #EUSocialSummit21, highlighting the huge potential the #SocialPillar and its Action Plan have to reduce #poverty & #socialexclusion across the EU.

#TimetoDeliver #BuildingSocialEurope https://twitter.com/EUROSHIP_EU/status/1390596900932435970

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EUROCARERS is the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of their age or the particular health and care need of the person they are caring for.

Our aim is to advance the issue of informal care at both national and EU levels by:

  • RAISING AWARENESS OF THE SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION MADE BY CARERS to health and social care systems and the economy as a whole, and of the need to safeguard this contribution;
  • ENSURING THAT EU AND NATIONAL POLICIES TAKE ACCOUNT OF CARERS, i.e. promote social inclusion of carers, the development of support services for carers, enable them to remain active in paid employment and maintain a social life.

Eurocarers defines a carer as a person who provides – usually – unpaid care to someone with a chronic illness, disability or other long lasting health or care need, outside a professional or formal framework.

Eurocarers is involved in the following projects

Last Updated on April 19, 2021

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