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The European voice for informal carers

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International Young Carers Conference
Identify, listen and support

The international Young Carers Conference,
jointly organised by the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, Linnaeus University and Eurocarers,
will take place in Brussels on 16-17 November 2020.

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.

Discussing today the Gender Equality Index 2019 at the GEI Conference #EIGEIndex
‘Long-term care duties intensify gender inequalities in employment”
Read the analysis at EU and individual country levels https://t.co/GOlHdHzrXk

WE'RE HIRING two @ISS21UCC Research Fellows in the area of care & caring relations as part of CARE21, an initiative to advance interdisciplinary & social scientific research in care practices/relations in contemporary society. To apply go to https://t.co/ErAN7XiGga. Please RT!

Today is #WMHD2019 #WorldMentalHealthDay
Let’s remember that #FamilyandCommunityNurses are key in identifying and assessing #mentalhealth and #wellbeing issues https://t.co/9mc79GgANX #enhancefcn

New study by @avivaplc shows just 6% of UK employers consider care pressures a significant issue faced by their mid-life workforce. We estimate that 1 in 7 of UK workforce is an unpaid #carer. Vital that employers & Govt support carers with inclusive policies and paid care leave https://t.co/js0etj74Ff

2.6 million people in the UK have already left work to care for a loved one - the increasing number of #carers must be be supported to juggle their work and care. @HolzhausenEmily spoke to @SallyBundockBBC about the need for paid care leave in this morning's #bbcthebriefing

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