The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre is commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare Sweden via the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to carry out the following:
– create a national overview of the field of informal care
– explore and collect existing research and development in the area
– disseminate research results and examples of best practice
– support development work within municipalities, the health care sector, carer organisations and civil society organisations.
We enable dialogue to take place between people with different sources of knowledge and experiences, such as:
– the ‘first-hand’ personal experiences of carers themselves and their organisations
– the practical ‘know how’ of practitioners
– organisational and policy knowledge among decision makers
– scientific knowledge, theory and methods of researchers.
Knowledge transfer methods: a user-friendly website, newsletters, a database of best practices, a specialist online library, production of reviews of research and development results, conferences, information campaigns, education courses, seminars, workshops, Blended Learning Networks, collaborative projects, consultation.
The partners that comprise the centre are:
Kalmar Regional County Council
Carers Sweden (Anhörigas Riksförbund)
FoU Sjuhärad Välfärd R&D Centre
The Health Region in Kalmar County
Linnaeus University, Kalmar
The Regional Co-ordinators for Family Care Support, North of Sweden
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