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Survey on the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on informal carers

Project status
Stecy Yghemonos
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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 study is targeted at all European informal/family/unpaid carers providing care to people due to their physical or mental illness, disability or old age. Through an online survey (, it aims to document and analyse how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted on informal carers’ health, caregiving situation, support networks, access to health and social services, working status, work-life balance and finances – among other aspects. It also seeks to collect carers’ views and recommendations on how to better support informal cares in times of a pandemic.


Outputs / Expected Outputs

Eurocarers will publish a report summarising the results of the survey in 2021

Project website
Link to the survey (currently available in 6 languages) -


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Survey on the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak on informal carers