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The European voice for informal carers

A small workshop to launch the @LTCcovid International Living Report on COVID and #longtermcare has become a 2 day mini conference with speakers from all over the world, thanks for such an amazing response! Here is the programme so far for 6-7 December:

Young #caregivers play an important role in caring for sick family members - but who looks after them?

The #EUfunded ME-WE project developed online and face-to-face interventions to #support & boost the mental health & well-being of young carers. ❤️‍🩹


New podcast episode! 🎙️
@DrShereeHussein was recently joined by @ATurnpenny, Ricardo Rodrigues @EuroCentre_SWPR & Sara Charlesworth @RMIT to discuss how migrant care workers have been impacted by the #COVID19 #pandemic in Australia, Austria and the UK:

.@Europarl_EN voted ✅YES✅ on the report on adequate #MinimumWages! This leads us 1 step closer to delivering living wages & strong collective bargaining to all in the 🇪🇺. Huge congrats to @a_jongerius, @RadtkeMdEP & all other MEPs who worked so hard on getting this passed 👏

When it comes to accessing services "digitalisation can not replace face-to-face interaction' experts of Poverty, Exclusion and Inequalities #PeP2021 #RechargingSocialEurope

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Young Caregivers: a film to see at school, to become aware of real life

Our colleagues from COMIP, an Italian association helping children of mentally ill parents, under the…

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Blended Learning Networks – a tool for developing the support to informal carers

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga, Nka), has for a number of…

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Report reveals hundreds of thousands of long term care workers leaving the sector

A new report published by EPSU (European Federation of Public Service Unions) shows that, as…

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Towards a European Care Strategy

Eurocarers was invited as expert at the European Parliament to discuss the European Care Strategy…

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New research project on young carers in schools seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate

New research project on young carers in schools, being conducted by Professor Saul Becker at…

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Online Certificate in Integrated Care

The Integrated Care Foundation is excited to start their second cohort of students in their…

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Study on the impact of the COVID-19 on the situation of people with Non-Communicable Diseases

An international online patient community, Carenity, conducted a patient study in two independent waves among…

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The sun came out as Finnish MPs gathered on the Parliament stairs to listen to carers’ declaration

Carers Finland celebrated its 30th anniversary by organizing the second Carers Parliament on European Carers…

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Nka organized a webinar about young carers and the EU funded young carers research project, “ME-WE” to celebrate European Carers Day

On the 6th of October, Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga (The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre) organized…

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MEP statement on the occasion of European Carers Day, 6 October

On the occasion of European Carers’ Day, celebrated on October 6, the undersigned would like…

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Let’s open the doors for young carers – a call to action from young carers

In the framework of this year's European Carers Day, on the 6th of October, we…

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Launch of InCARE survey on long-term care: we need you!

Please help us collect a large number of contributions to the InCARE survey on attitudes,…

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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 October 21, 2021

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