Working together towards balance in informal care

Are you an informal caregiver and do you want to find more balance in your daily life?

The research

Informal care. Many Dutch people have to deal with this. For example, 1 in 3 Dutch people is an informal caregiver themselves and 1 in 4 Dutch people combines informal care with a paid job. And sometimes we don’t even realize that we are an informal caregiver. Becauseā€¦ caring for your loved one is normal, right? Assist your father or mother with a doctor’s visit and help with medication; or taking care of your child with physical or mental disabilities; or shopping and cooking for your sick neighbor. Without informal carers, healthcare would come under even greater pressure. And many Dutch would not make it in daily life. Informal care is therefore important and rewarding work that often gives satisfaction. Yet it often also creates extra burden for the caregiver in addition to the daily work and activities. And there is a great risk that the informal caregiver will no longer be able to cope with it and (temporarily) drop out.