Hilary Arksey, Caroline Glendinning, Nicola Moran
Marjolien Morée, Henk Nies, Frits Tjadens, (Vilans Expertise Centre on Long-Term Care, Utrecht)
Funder: European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
Duration: March 2008 – December 2008
Drawing on evidence from 6 – 8 member countries, this project :
- identified research evidence on the prevalence of and socio-economic consequences for, carers of older people and of other groups of disabled people
- identified examples of good practice measures aimed at mitigating the adverse socio-economic impact of care-giving
- identified gaps in available evidence, problems in synthesising data from different countries and opportunities for improving the range, quality and consistency of data collected across EU member states.
The project team worked closely with expert informants drawn from the Eurocarers network of research and carers’ organisations, to identify relevant research data and examples of good practice measures.
The policy briefing paper and summary were chosen by Europa, the European Alliance for Families as a useful resource under their 'Reconciliation of work and family life' stream.
Caring for people at home: developments in paid and unpaid care. Invited.
Glendinning, C., Social Experimentation to Develop Innovative Home Care Solutions: Best Practice Workshop, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, 12 September 2011. PDF of presentation 2009
Cash for care: implications for carers, 2009
Glendinning, C., Geneva Association Health and Ageing Newsletter, 21, 3-6. Care provision within families and its socio-economic impact on care providers across the European Union, 2009
Glendinning, C. , Arksey, H., Tjadens, F., Moree, M., Moran, N. and Nies, H., Research Works, 2009-05, Social Policy Research Unit. Care Provision within Families and its Socio-Economic Impact on Care Providers: Policy Briefing, 2009
Glendinning, C., Arksey, H. and Tjadens, F., Social Policy Research Unit, 10 pages. Care Provision within Families and its Socio-Economic Impact on Care Providers, 2009
Glendinning, C., Tjadens, F., Arksey, H., Moree, M., Moran, N. and Nies, H., Social Policy Research Unit. 2008
Supporting working carers: do policies in England and The Netherlands reflect 'doulia rights'?, 2008
Arksey, H. and Moree, M., Health and Social Care in the Community, 16, 6, 649-657.