Eurocarers, the European umbrella organisation representing informal/family/unpaid carers and their organisations, has just launched an EU-wide survey targeted at all carers of older, frail or disabled people across Europe who are willing to share their experience during the COVID-19 crisis. The aim of this initiative is to document and analyse how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted on informal carers’ health and wellbeing, caregiving situation, support networks, access to health and social care services, working status, work-life balance and finances – among other aspects. The questionnaire also seeks to collect carers’ views and recommendations on how to better support them in times of a pandemic. The survey is currently available in English, Finnish, French, German, Italian and Swedish and is running until the 15th January 2021.
The Eurocarers network (www.eurocarers.org) currently brings together 73 carers’ organisations as well as relevant research & development organisations from 26 countries – a unique combination that enables evidence-based advocacy. The organisation’s collective efforts seek to ensure that the existing and growing care needs of the European population are addressed in a universal and equitable way and that the essential contribution of informal carers in the provision of care is valued, recognised and supported in order to prevent the negative impact of care on carers themselves.
To complete the survey, please follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8B5NBJR