Category: EPIONI

WHO ARE THE FAMILY CARERS

Family carers are people who are not professionals and take care of someone with a chronic illness or disability or someone who needs long-term care.
Caregivers are, for example, children looking after their chronically ill parents or parents and other relatives caring for people with disabilities, etc.
A caregiver can be of any age.
You may be a caregiver and not know it. Caregivers are family members, friends or neighbours who provide support and care to someone in need.
A caregiver does not necessarily live with the person being cared for, but spends a considerable amount of time caring for him or her.
The term “family caregiver” or ‘’family carer’’ should be distinguished from paid professional carers such as exclusive nurses or domestic helpers because the care family caregivers provide is unpaid.

WHAT IS OUR PURPOSE

To provide quality ongoing support to informal, unpaid carers
to provide carers with practical advice and emotional support
to support the development of problem-solving skills
to help caregivers learn about and use the available resources in their local communities
to promote key policy changes through government legislation

WE DEMAND

Information – Education – Support
Regular breaks from caring
Flexible working hours
Financial support: caregiver allowance
Carer leave
Recognition of care time for pension entitlement

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVES

to support informal caregivers in Greece
to raise awareness about the important contribution of informal caregivers to the Greek healthcare system and the economy
to promote national policies that accommodate caregivers

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Εvents

  1. 2.9.2022 at 15:00 Caring for Caregivers, Innovathens,
  2. 6-8.10.2022, Caregivers and Depression