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The European voice for informal carers

New research report on the cycles of caring in the UK

To mark Carers Rights Day 2022, our colleagues from Carers UK are launching a new…

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Open Letter to the EU Ministers for Employment, Health and Social Affairs

Dear Ministers, Re: The importance for Member States to adopt and implement, without reservation, the…

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State of Caring in the UK – 2022 report

Carers UK has recently published their State of Caring 2022 report: the largest and most…

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Survey – comorbidity of cancer and depression for patients and carers

GAMIAN-Europe, the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks, recently held a workshop on the…

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Working carers: Does it matter who you care for?

Our Norwegian colleagues from Parorenalliansen report on a survey on their Norwegian National Carers Strategy:…

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Gender Dimensions of Care – An Irish Perspective

To mark European Carers Day, Family Carer’s Ireland today launched a paper on ‘Gender Dimensions…

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The AGE platform supports European Carers Day

“Inequality in unpaid care provision have deep effects on the well-being of women throughout their…

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Act Today to Drive and Support Gender Equality in Caregiving

Equality Care Should be Shared and Fair   This European Carers Day, Eurocarers and its…

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Invitation to the 13th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, Thessaloniki, 9-12 February 2023

The Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, in collaboration with the Panhellenic Institute…

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Call for Papers for ICIC23 is Now Open!

The 23rd International Conference on Integrated Care (ICIC23) in partnership with the Flanders Agency for Health…

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❤️Establishing a blended-collaborative care (BCC) intervention takes a lot of background work to get it right.

💡Learn what our team has been doing to prepare for the clinical trial ➡️

#Health #Interventions #MentalHealthMatters

12,000 people in the UK become carers every day. That’s roughly 500 people an hour, and 8 people a minute.

Our new #CarersRightsDay research reveals the huge number of people who become carers.

It’s vital these people are identified, know their rights and can get support. 🧵👇

The UK radio programme @BBC_Analysis explores the gender divide and paid and unpaid caregiving:

The seredipe project publishes its third impact article

“The impact of long-term care needs on the socio-economic deprivation of older people and their families: A scoping protocol”.

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Informal and professional care should be seen as going hand in hand for Stecy Yghemonos, director of @Eurocarers_info. Informal carers - mainly women - need recognition, support and should be able to choose whether and how they want to be involved in care.

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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 September 6, 2022

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