The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, SFCCC - Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga

Young Carers in Australia

"Much more needs to be done"

"Early intervention reduces costs for society" Ingvar Nilsson, Political economist

Professor Saul Becker about the situation for young carers across Europe today

Young carers - Who pays attention to children when they need it most?

6th International Carers Conference

 

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On the 29-31 May 2017 we welcome you to the "The 2nd International Young Carers Conference". A conference where we put focus on the issues of children as next of kin and young carers.

Read all about the conference here

Facts about children as next of kin

More recently in Sweden the needs of children who are "next of kin" has begun to receive serious attention.This concept is not commonly known, but is becoming used more and more. The term "young carers" is not established at all. There are, however, children with excessive burdens of responsibility and care in their families. According to a survey, about seven percent of 15-year-olds have such a responsibility.

Read or download facts about children as next of kin here

New report on interventions for children and caregivers


Ann Sofie Bergman, lead author of the report "Effects of attachment theory based interventions for young children and their caregivers".

Recently The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre published the report "Effects of attachment theory based interventions for young children and their caregivers". The lead author Ann-Sofie Bergman describes the report as important and hopeful.

Read about the report here

Carers and caring in Sweden

Close to every fifth person (approximately 1.3 million – in 2012) in Sweden over 18 years of age give care, help or support to someone. 900 000 of these people are in paid employment.

Click here to learn more about caring and carers in Sweden

Erasmus project: Apps for Carers

Mobile applications (apps) and websites for support of informal carers. That's the idea of the Erasmus project Apps for Carers (A4C), coordinated by Linnaeus University.

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The 6th International carers conference

The conference opened by H. M. Queen Silvia.

Articles, news, and photos from the 6th International carers conference which was held the 3-6th September 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden and co-hosted by the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, Carers Sweden and Carers UK.

Click here for more info and to watch recordings from the conference

Senast uppdaterad 2016-04-22 av Emil Svensson, ansvarig utgivare Lennart Magnusson