Care and Caring: Future proofing the new demographics
September 3-6, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden
The Carers Conference helped to raise awareness of carers issues on a global level. Conference materials, including: films, seminars, interviews and photos, are available on the Nka website at: www.anhoriga.se/english. Materials will be continuously updated, so please visit the site regularly.
Global Organizations Work to Advance Carers Issues Across the World
2015 International Assembly
September 2, Gothenburg, Sweden
IACO hosted its third annual meeting of more than 14 countries in Gothenburg, Sweden immediately prior to the 6th International Carers Conference where our work was being showcased.
The meeting of the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO), focused on strategies to safeguard the health and well‐being of carers, build supportive workplace environments, and increase recognition of carer needs. The member countries in IACO shared issues, gaps and challenges facing carers within their borders. Health issues, including heart failure and supporting children with special needs, were also on the agenda.
Currently, the coalition represents national carer groups in the Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Nepal, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States. Representatives from Taiwan, Japan, Germany, and France were invited to attend.
2014 International Assembly
June 4, Helsinki, Finland
IACO’s second annual meeting, preceded the Eurocarers conference. Representatives from Sweden, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Australia, and the United States coalesced to share best practices for caring and caregiving in their respective countries. The meeting was made possible through generous funding from BUPA Australia, Right at Home International, and Novartis.
2013 International Assembly
May 22, Dublin, Ireland
The 1st annual IACO meeting included presentations on family carers in attendee countries as well as discussions on future projects for IACO. Member countries from the United States, Canada, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand took part in the discussion. Speakers included a keynote from Saul Becker, the Head of School and Professor of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of Nottingham. His presentation on the International Perspectives on Younger Carers provided great insight to the challenges of young caregivers.
For more information, contact Rick Greene, IACO c/o National Alliance for Caregiving, Washington, DC USA firstname.lastname@example.org+1 301-718-8444.