- Project status
- Stecy Yghemonos
- Institution web page
- Host institution
- Eurocarers and Istituto Nazionale di Riposo e Cura degli Anziani (INRCA)
- Team members
- Marco Socci, Sabrina Quattrini, Giovanni Lamura and Sara Santini (IRCCS INRCA) / Stecy Yghemonos and Olivier Jacqmain (Eurocarers)
- Funding information (if funded)
- Co-funded by the European Commission via the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI)
- Project Summary
This report (see below) presents the findings of an online survey targeted at the informal carers of older, frail or disabled people across Europe regarding their experience during the COVID-19 crisis.
The study, conducted by Eurocarers in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (IRCCS-INRCA), and with the support of the European Commission, builds on 2500 questionnaires submitted by informal carers in 16 countries.
It allows to:
1. Document and analyse the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on various aspects of the informal carers’ daily life (e.g. health, caregiving situation, access to care services, support networks, professional life and finances); and
2. Collect informal carers’ views and recommendations on ways to better support them in times of a pandemic.
- Outputs / Expected Outputs
Eurocarers published the final report, ‘Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on informal carers across Europe’, summarising the results of the survey in May 2021. For the report, please see the link in the Publications & Other Outputs section below.
- Project website
- Link to the survey (currently available in 6 languages) - https://eurocarers.org/study-on-the-consequences-of-the-covid-19-outbreak-on-informal-carers-across-europe/
- Impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on informal carers across Europe - Final Report
- Care setting
- Community-based care/care at home
- Funding type
- Private non-profit | Public
- Care coordination/access | Cost and other financial impacts | Mental health | Physical health | Quality of care | Social interaction | Wellbeing and quality of life
- Unpaid carers