EUROCARERS is the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, irrespective of the particular age or health 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 unpaid care to someone with a chronic illness, disability or other long lasting health or care need, outside a professional or formal framework.
With an ageing population, the number of people in need for long-term care is increasing. As constant caring for someone is challenging, different services are developed to assist carers in their activities.…
Sustainable health and social care: The role of Continence Care in enabling Independent and Dignified living
Partnering with Eurocarers and AGE Platform Europe and supported by key stakeholders at national…
European Parliament Interest Group on Carers on "Family vs. state responsibility in long-term care provision - The feasibility of one model" 6 May 2015 Report
The Interest Group on Carers…
On 28 January 2015, AGE Platform Europe and Eurocarers hosted a breakfast meeting on “The future of health and social care: Towards a new care pathway for Europe’s ageing societies.
The European Parliament’s Interest Group on Carers, coordinated by Eurocarers, met on the 4th February 2015 in Brussels to discuss how the EU could support action towards the social inclusion of…