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

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 interventions.

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Video: Two personal stories on informal care and SMEs

Friday, February 9, 2018
Thinking Growth

Rolien Brust and Jelle Dokter on how their companies provide caregiver-friendly policies.

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Towards a collaborative tool for informal care and voluntary assistance

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Thinking Growth

A collaboration between Scotland and Norway brings together experience from nursing, interaction design, psychology and project management.

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Sustainable Employment and working caregivers

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thinking Growth

On 5th October 2017 the In For care partnership in Drenthe organized a seminar for stakeholders dealing with the theme of "sustainable employment and working caregivers"

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