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Who cares? Study on the challenges and needs of family carers in Europe

The report “Who cares? Study on the challenges and needs of family carers in Europe”, presented by COFACE Families Europe in November 2017, concludes that the fact that “80% of care work in Europe falls on family carers, who are left without adequate financial compensation, social rights, or a pension scheme, is simply not sustainable”.

With more than 1,000 answers from family carers across 16 European countries, the report provides a better understanding of the situation in Europe and offers policy recommendations, directly from family carers, on how to better meet their needs and tackle their social exclusion. Family carers fill an important gap in social care provision and provide support to their disabled or older relatives, or to their children with chronic disease or complex needs.