01-08-2010 | Spectrum
Enough support for informal care givers?
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ExtractSince 2007 in the Netherlands the local authorities are responsible for the support of informal care givers. But they know hardly who they are and what kind of support they need. Circa 20 % of the population give informal care to family members or friends, and nearly half of them don’t get support despite a notably strong and unfullfilled need for e.g. emotional support, assistance with organizing tasks, or temporary take over of care. …