Annual Carers Conference 2019 in Varberg:
- The Minister of Health and Social Affairs wants to work towards a national strategy for carers.
- The ME-WE project aims to strengthen young people's mental health.
The Minister of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden, Lena Hallengren, wants to work towards a national strategy for carers. This was made clear during the 21st Annual Carers conference on May 7-8 in Varberg, West Sweden, organized by Carers Sweden, with the theme of children and young people.
A new journal that focus entirely on care and caring
The very first issue of the new journal International Journal of Care and Caring (IJCC) is published. The publication is a multidisciplinary journal designed to advance scholarship and debate in the field of care and caring. The journal has a broad focus, covering the field of care and caring for people of any age who have long-term conditions, disabilities or frailties, or who are seriously ill or near the end of life. The journal aims to include contributions from different areas of the world in each edition and encourages critical engagement with policy and practice developments.
New report from The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre
Recently The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre published the report "Effects of attachment theory based interventions for young children and their caregivers". The lead author Ann-Sofie Bergman describes the report as important and hopeful.
2nd International Young Carers Conference –
why the conference is important
We have asked some experts to share their thoughts on the challenges of young carers and why the 2nd International Young Carers Conference and is important.
The program is ready
The conference program for 2nd international Young Carers Conference is ready.
The interest in the conference is great and we already have over 300 participants notified.
Call for abstracts
A reminder that the Call for Abstracts for the 7th International Carers Conference 2017 in Australia is open.
The work has started with Apps for Carers
Mobile applications (apps) and websites for support of informal carers. That's the idea of the Erasmus project Apps for Carers (A4C), coordinated by Linnaeus University.
Care2Work newsletter is out
The Care2Work e-newsletter is out packed with free training opportunities and project's updates.
Unaccompanied children in family homes and project Access
Vulnerable, forgotten and important. So are Unaccompanied children who live in family homes described by the organization Save the Children.The past two years, Save the Children is trying to learn more about the group through a project called Access.
Ingvar Nilsson and the benefits of prevention
The national economist Ingvar Nilsson has dedicated 35 years to count the price of alienation and exclusion. His conclusion is that the most effective way to help young people in difficulty - both from an economic and human perspective - is to intervene early.
- What we try to do here is to show that it is almost always much more expensive to refrain from intervening early, says Ingvar Nilsson.
Eurocarers welcomes call for investment
In a press release the Eurocarers warmly welcomes the European Commission's call for further investment by member states in fully-fleshed and accessible health and long-term care services as well as its suggestion to credit care duties in pension systems.
Victor's Book – Being a Young Carer
What does it feel like growing up with a parent who sometimes can't handle being just that? And how do you get your everyday life to work as a child when your parent's mental health is like a roller coaster? This is what the Swedish short film "Victor's Book" is trying to answer. In the film (15 min) we meet young carers of today sharing their thoughts and feelings but we also get to know parents with mental disorders struggling with their parenthood. English subtitles.
Sweden - Apps for Carers (A4C): a new EU-funded project on mobile services for carers
The potential of mobile applications (apps) in supporting carers of older people will be the core issue covered by the Apps for Carers (A4C) project, recently approved for funding by the European Union under the Erasmus + Programme and its Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education. The main idea behind the A4C project is to focus on a selection of mobile apps that can support carers in their role.
The 7th International Carers Conference
The Call for Abstracts for the 7th International Carers Conference 2017 is OPEN!
Carers Australia is proud to host the 7th International Carers Conference in Adelaide, South Australia, from 4-6 October 2017.