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 self-employed are vulnerable caregivers

15 February 2019
Thinking Growth

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
Thinking Growth

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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Service design to combat loneliness

21 December 2018
Thinking Growth

In the city of Aalst in Belgium, formal and informal networks are connecting against loneliness among the elderly.

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Young people teach the old about digital life

13 December 2018
Thinking Growth

How does Mobile Bank ID work? And what is Swish? A new project will reduce digital exclusion in the county of Värmland, Sweden.

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Communication tool helps make conversations with informal caregivers easier

13 December 2018
Thinking Growth

The Danish partners of In for Care has learned voluntary workers and employees in the welfare sector how to use a tool to make conversations about hea…

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