About Us

Mission

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre is commissioned by the National Board of Health and Welfare Sweden via the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to carry out the following core activities:

  • Act as expert support to municipalities, county councils and private health and care providers.
  • Engage in work that includes all carers regardless of age, disease, diagnosis or disability.
  • Contribute with higher quality and productivity in the field.

Areas for specific attention

  • Gender differences and consequences of carer support.
  • Carer support from an intercultural perspective.
  • Combining caring, work and good health.
  • Support and develop health care role and responsibilities
  • When it comes to young carers and children as next of kin in particular to contribute to a support resulting in that the carer´s difficulties do not infringe on the child's health, development and education.

Partnership working

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre's way of working is to enable dialogue to take place between people with different sources of knowledge and experiences, such as:

  • The 'first-hand' personal experiences of carers themselves and their organisations.
  • The practical 'know how' of practitioners within health and social care services.
  • Organisational and policy knowledge among decision makers.
  • Scientific knowledge, theory and methods of researchers.

Target groups

Carers and the person they care for, carer organisations, practitioners working in health and social care, decision makers, policy makers, managers, politicians and researchers.
Way of working

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre's way of working is to enable dialogue to take place between people with different sources of knowledge and experiences, such as:

  • the 'first-hand' personal experiences of carers themselves and their organisations
  • the practical 'know how' of practitioners within health and social care services
    organisational and policy knowledge among decision makers
  • scientific knowledge, theory and methods of researchers.

Knowledge sharing and dissemination

Establishing accessible sources of knowledge
A user-friendly website, newsletters, a database of R&D work and best practices, an ongoing development of a specialist library within the area, production of integrative and systematic reviews of recent research and development results in the area and publishing of knowledge from the Blended Learning Networks that are then used as inspiration and/or education for our target groups.

Knowledge dissemination and consultation
Flyers, publications, articles and reports in daily media, external newsletters, professional and scientific journals, organization and co-hosting of conferences, participation in various information campaigns and highlighting carers' situation and current 'state of the art' in the field within relevant education, work with Blended Learning Networks, engaging in collaborative projects, consultation and international contacts.

Collaborative partners

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre was originally comprised of six partners each with differing yet complementary areas of expertise including: informal caring, care of older people, R&D, disabilities, e-health, assistive devices and new technologies.

The partners are:

  • Kalmar Regional County Council
  • Carers Sweden (Anhörigas Riksförbund)
  • FoU Sjuhärad Välfärd R&D Centre
  • The Health Region in Kalmar County
  • Linnaeus University, Kalmar
  • The Regional Co-ordinators for Family Care Support, North of Sweden

Steering Board Committee

The members of the steering board committee are representatives from our six partners mentioned above.

The Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (SFCCC)

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Senast uppdaterad 2016-01-07 av Emil Svensson, ansvarig utgivare Lennart Magnusson