In Europe, family members are the largest provider of care for older, frail, disabled and chronically ill people of all ages. However, caring for a loved one often comes with a considerable personal cost to family carers, with many experiencing financial, professional, health and social consequences.
Recognition of and support for family carers are necessary to help to maintain and / or improve the quality of life of family carers and care recipients, to enhance family carers’ social inclusion and to foster quality care for persons with dependency needs.
The objective of the partnership was to identify challenges and formulates recommendations in the field of awareness raising and training aiming at promoting self-assessment of their needs by family carers. The results of the project are summarized in the final report.