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

Consultants for caregivers

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Thinking Growth

In a pilot project, specialized consultants in the Dutch municipality of Hoogeveen offer caregivers individual counselling, advice and emotional suppo…

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Caring and Sharing: Partner exchange Drenthe – Aalst

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Thinking Growth

On 22nd of February In For Care (IFC) partners from the province of Drenthe were joined by CMO-STAMM and a number of local stakeholders for an exchang…

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Exposition shows home care possibilities

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Thinking Growth

The City of Aalst hosted the exposition The Good Home: care in Belgium in November, showcasing technological solutions for informal carers.

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The Dutch more positive to Social Support Act, study finds

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Thinking Growth

A large majority reported positive experiences with the Act, intended to enable people to live at home as long as possible.

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Development of e-learning tool for volunteers

Friday, February 9, 2018
Thinking Growth

To support health promotion the In for Care project is developing an e-learning tool that helps volunteers support citizens with lifestyle interventio…

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