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1 Grundtvig Learning Partnership Life After Care Madeleine Starr Carers UK

2 Life After Care Grundtvig Learning Partnership: –Sofia (project co-ordinator) –Arco –Athens Alzheimers Association –Care Alliance Ireland –Carers UK Focus on the transition to post-caring

3 The issue There are an estimated 100 million carers in the EU – 25% of the population In spite of their contribution, carers are at risk of financial, health and social penalties Carers are at risk not only when caring, but when caring comes to an end Former carers can face significant barriers to re- engaging with society Many do not recognise the skills they have gained through caring

4 The project Life After Care aims to promote ways in which former carers can be supported to take steps towards a new life –Recognising and enhancing skills and experience gained through caring –Promoting their transfer in three areas (re)entry into the formal labour market Volunteering in community services Involvement in carer support

5 Planned outcomes An overview report on caring and post-caring in Europe A handbook to support the transition to post- caring A final report of results A Carers Day to be promoted in Italy and Greece to raise awareness of carers issues and promote project findings

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