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Project number: 2018-1-ES01-KA204-050118
Short description of the project:
A major policy and social challenge in the European Union is the ageing of the population, and the need to ensure quality Long Term Care for the increasing numbers of dependent young and older citizens. A family caregiver is “anyone, women or men, who is not a professional caregiver but, by default or choice, cares for a dependent person in his/her immediate circle” (European Charter for Family Carers). Family carers across the EU provide over 80% of all care, with women providing approximately two thirds of care, often at the expense of their own personal, family and/or work life (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, 2010).
The PeerCare project aims to contribute to reduce the “caregiver stress” symptoms by spreading a new approach for delivering informal training, feedback and support to family caregivers, through an online peer networking community with access to a training itinerary to improve Emotional Intelligence.