Sunday, September 25, 2016
ToYAC

The project

ToYAC is a partnership project funded under the LLP-GRUNDTVIG programme. The ToYAC project is focused on the development of strategies and services for young and adult carers (YAC). YAC are a vulnerable social group that may have limited opportunities, horizons and aspirations. Because of their care-giving responsibilities, many miss school, do not obtain qualifications and –  [ + ]

Background

In the last 20 years the European Union has given significant attention to informal/family carers’ issues. In many countries this focus has led to significant levels of research, policy formation and the development of evidenced based interventions including income support. Other countries are only at the beginning of this journey. Young adult carers (YAC) are  [ + ]

Activities & outcomes

• Release of a questionnaire, which will collect information about figures, policies, activities and good practices on YAC in each of the partner countries. • Analysis of results (full report and short version). • Study visit in Ireland (May 2013): participants will meet with key national innovators in young carer support services; be presented with  [ + ]