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The European voice for informal carers

International Young Carers Conference
Identify, listen and support

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the security of participants and their travel, and the uncertainties that remain for the near future, the organising committee has unanimously decided to postpone the 3rd International Young Carers Conference to June 2021, in Brussels, Belgium.

Eurocarers’ analysis of the 2020 European Semester is out!

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Co-financing residential care for older people: models and equity implications

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Successful European seminar concluding the Care4Dem project

On 25 June, Eurocarers held an online seminar, to disseminate and discuss Care4Dem results. During…

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Webinar 30 June 2020 | Age-friendly housing in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

The Homes4Life partnership is delighted to invite you to its webinar Age-friendly housing after COVID-19:…

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Take this Stakeholder Survey about European training for Family and Community Nurses

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Practical tips on co-creation with older adults and informal carers

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Swiss Care Coordination – We+Care receives €1.5 million to increase the quality at the end of life

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Launch of a new project on sexual abuse of women with mental disabilities

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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.

Help advance the uptake of innovative digitally-driven solutions for Active and Healthy #Ageing. Send a proposal for the 2020 Call for Thematic Workshops. Open for Reference Sites. For more info: https://eiponaha.eu/callforthematicworkshops2020 #eipaha #RSWorkshops20

Through @OpenUniversity's Carers Scholarships Fund, unpaid carers can pursue an undergraduate qualification in a way that works best for them. Successful applicants can now defer until 2021/2022. Deadline to apply is 31 July: http://open.ac.uk/courses/fees-and-funding/carers-scholarship-fund

When you’re caring for someone, it can be challenging to find the time and energy to exercise. We’ve put together some practical tips to help you keep active and well during this difficult time: http://carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19/keeping-active-and-well

We also need a #European approach to develop a long-term care worker job profile which is something in between health and social care to deal with future crises - Dr. Kai Leichsenring during the ESN webinar on COVID-19 and Long-Term Care #EssentialWorkers #Covid_19

We’ve looked at the impact of coronavirus on people in the UK providing help or support to family, friends and neighbours.

Our analysis compares survey responses for April 2020 with data collected for the period 2017 to 2018 http://ow.ly/4ums50AtFv1

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Eurocarers is involved in the following projects

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