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YoungCare project at the International Conference Building Sustainable and Participatory Environments

  The International Conference Building Sustainable and Participatory Environments was held on May 7th, 2024, in Salão Nobre Reitoria, University of Porto, in Portugal. At this conference, many topics were debated, namely skills and means to access information and services, climate and environmental resilience, social innovation, cities and accessible environments, inclusion, and fighting discrimination. At …

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YoungCare Guidance: Orientations for Younger People in need of care and their informal carers

“…The person in a wheelchair is just as important as the person behind them…”. The YoungCare project’s guide targets younger people in need of care, between the ages of 18 and 64 who have experienced a drastic event, either since birth or childhood, accident, or disease, that has impacted the management of their daily lives, …

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Release of German National Report

The accuracy of figures regarding the number of individuals in need of care is challenging to ascertain and that is why YoungCare is committed to contribute to close this gap. In Germany, a common measurement involves assessing the number of people benefiting from national social care insurance. Under this criterion, individuals with an officially recognized …

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Portuguese National Report is out

The National Report portrays the landscape of informal care services and caregivers in Portugal for individuals aged 18 to 64. It outlines the needs and challenges faced by the YoungCare target group while providing practical support and examples of best practices. Partner organizations from Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Portugal aim to illuminate the …

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The Lithuanian National Report has been published

In 2021, in Lithuania, individuals of working age with disabilities constituted nearly a tenth of the working-age population and over 5 percent of the total country’s population. A significant segment, numbering 21,217 people, grappled with extremely complex disabilities, not only hindering their ability to work but also necessitating both informal and formal assistance. By the …

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YoungCare’s Second Transnational Project Meeting: Advancing Support for Informal Caregivers and Younger Individuals in Need of Care

YoungCare is dedicated to formulating strategies to assist informal caregivers and younger individuals in need of care, reached a significant milestone during its second transnational Project Meeting on October 16. This gathering delved deeply into various critical aspects of the project with the aim of creating a positive impact. The National Reports served as the …

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