A New Strategy for Carers in the UK: IARS Submission of evidence

In March 2016 the UK Department of Health announced their plans to set out a new strategy for carers that reflects their lives, their health and financial concerns and give them the support they need to live well while caring for a family member or friend. In this framework, a call for evidence was announced seeking consultation with carers and the broader sector including care receivers, business, social workers, NHS staff and other professionals that support and work directly with carers. ...

C2W workshop for professionals piloted in Italy

The workshop designed for professionals was piloted in Italy with 20 youth workers from the social cooperative Aliante, in Modena (Italy). The session was actively participated by the whole group that gathered professionals working in different services for disadvantaged young persons. The main feedbacks received, together with a general appreciation of the workshop, included a raised awareness on the topic, a stronger capacity to identify young carers when met and a need to develop synergies w...

Sweden – Young Carer Workshop outlines for Perception and Motivation

Eva Nordqvist and Johanna Miranda Sköld have as representatives of Linnaeus University, Sweden, met five practitioners from three different functions for a workshop on the theme YC, for professionals. Although all participants meet YC in their professional role they expressed that the lecture and the practical exercises were an eye-opener for them. Several of them emphasized that they have previously been aware that the youths take a great responsibility but never imagined that it could be at th...

My Blue Box: the new italian web-portal to support sons and daughters of persons with mental disorders

The website was launched on the 16th of February within the Conference "Rotte Digitali" held in Florence.My Blue Box is the first italian web-portal on the prevention of distress in children of people with mental disorders. My Blue Box was developed to offer a web-based space of information and prevention, a way to widely reach not only the children, but also parents and operators working with them. My Blue Box was designed and developed thanks to Contact Onlus association and got the Pa...