As a consequence of an ageing population, the rising costs for (care) services and recent budget cuts, countries around the North Sea move from a care system whereby the state regulates, cares and pays to one that facilitates a civil society that is based on solidarity and community. Looking for new strategies, decision makers have directed attention to informal care and voluntary assistance.

In For Care aims to develop innovation in service delivery by optimizing informal and formal networks to address these challenges.
It will explore new cooperative ways in which the market, the public and the civil sector will provide answers to the social demands and strengthen the informal networks through new technologies.

In For Care is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

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Latest Project News

Meet Erica, our new Ph.D. student

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thinking Growth

Erica Fredriksen is the newest addition to the In For Care team. She will be researching volunteers and informal carers with lead partner University of Agder.

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Working to help young carers in The Netherlands

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thinking Growth

Young people caring for family members are a relatively invisible group, but are missing out on both school and a normal social life because of their added responsibilities.

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Dutch Caregivers Day

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thinking Growth

Friday the 10th November officially marks the National Day for Caregivers in the Netherlands. 1 in 6 employees in the Netherlands combines their job with caregiving.

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Els Jonker to give keynote speech at In For Care meeting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

Physician known for placing young informal care on the agenda will speak and lead a discussion at the project's partner meeting in November.

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Get the Glossy!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Thinking Growth

In For Care featured in magazine on innovative health projects in Drenthe.

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