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

Campaign heightens awareness of informal carers

10 April 2019

A Swedish information campaign aims to make more people identify as informal carers – and get the help they need.

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Study visit and partner meeting in Karlstad, Sweden

09 April 2019

The In For Care project visited Karlstad in March 2019. High on the agenda was how the region of Värmland works with volunteers and informal care.

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Sustainable Employability in Aa & Hunze

13 March 2019

Raising awareness for working caregivers among Dutch SMEs.

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The self-employed are vulnerable caregivers

15 February 2019

Self-employed informal caregivers are a particularly vulnerable group and are therefore receiving extra attention in Drenthe.

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Study: A quarter of caregivers feel overburdened

05 February 2019

A new Dutch municipal survey indicates that caregivers in the region often experience the burden of informal care to be taxing.

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