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EASPD Webinar: Support services and informal carers: The importance of partnership during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 15th 14h00-15h00 CEST

The COVID-19 outbreak has not only raised concerns for the adjustment of support and social care services and their funding, as it has been discussed in previous webinars, but it has also had a major impact on the lives of informal carers.  

Informal carers, such as family members and friends who give regular, ongoing assistance to another person without payment, often tend to be invisible and forgotten by public authorities despite the major role they play in supporting persons with disabilities, alongside the support services.

With the current outbreak, support services need to adapt the way they support informal carers who are now, more so than ever, required to take responsibility for the care needs of their relatives with disabilities.  

As a result, working in partnership with informal carers is essential if support services are to ensure continuity of care and support to persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis.   

This webinar, which will take place on Wednesday 15th April at 2 PM, will bring together representatives of family organisations and support service providers who will present and discuss their actions and ideas regarding: 

  • How to address the current and critical situation and needs of carers of persons with disabilities? 
  • How do support services adjust and manage their support to informal carers to enable them to provide care to their relatives with disabilities? 
  • How to ensure access to support services to persons with disabilities if their informal carer(s) should get sick?

This webinar will include real time captioning as well as French and Croatian interpretation


To read the full programme, click here.
To register, click here.
To find out more about our past webinars, click here.