TRACK Baseline Report
This report presents an overview of support services available for informal carers in the European Union, with a particular focus on learning opportunities. It provides a baseline for the European project 'TRAining and Recognition of Carers sKills' (TRACK), aimed at developing a learning pathway for informal carers, likely to improve their situation on the labour market.
The report is based on research including a literature review, a survey answered by 36 organisations, as well as 30 succinct interviews.
Read the TRACK Baseline Report (pdf, new window)
"Carers' efforts should be voluntary and complementary"
Interview with Åsa Regnér, Sweden´s Minister for Children, Older People and Gender Equality, with regards to the International Carers Conference in September where she will participate as a keynote speaker.
Read our interview with Åsa Regnér
"Patients' and carers' knowledge must be utilized better"
"When the traditional population pyramid comes to a head, we need to think again about how welfare services such as health care should be guaranteed."
So says Anders Henriksson, first vice-chairman of the Board of the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions. He thinks that the International Carers Conference feels very important.
Read the interview here