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.
The Eurocarers leaflet is available here.
This survey is being conducted by Cath Larkins, Anne Crowley, Nigel Thomas and Dan Moxon at The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation at the University of Central Lancashire on behalf…
Across the EU, 80% of care is provided by informal carers. A majority of them are women, as informal carers are typically spouses, middle-aged daughters or daughters-in-law, aged 45 to 75.
Meeting on 6 March in the European Parliament in Brussels, the European Parliament Informal Carers Interest Group addressed the challenges and issues faced by young carers, i.e. children and young persons…
Samana, an organization that is committed to support people with a chronical illness and their carers, attended the International Young Carers Conference in Malmö, May last year. We got back home,…
In the framework of the Edy-Care project, we are launching a call for good practices regarding educational strategies, didactical approaches and organisational adjustments that can support young carers…