Friday, September 22, 2017
2.1 Does your country have laws or policies focused specifically on young adult carers; do young adult carers have ‘rights’ or entitlements?

2.2 Do public, private and voluntary organisations provide suitable strategies and services for Young Adult Carers?

2.3 Young adult carers are often ‘hidden carers’. Does your country use strategies to reach young adult carers?


2.3.1 If yes, what kind of strategies?

2.3.2 If no, why not?

2.4 Which form(s) of caring are most recognised in your country?

2.4.1 Why? Can you give an explanation? In your answer, think of the socio-cultural factors mentioned earlier. 

2.5 Are there any good practices of policy measures in your country dealing with prevention for to much/heavy burden for young adult carers? Please, indicate which good practices and/or measures. For example:
  • (flexible) respite from care duties
  • having the needs of young adult carers recognised in the education system
  • Services in regional and remote areas.
  • Leisure time activities;
  • One-to-one support
  • The chance to socialise with peers;
  • Effective co-ordination between staff of various disciplines, including social workers, mental health professionals, young adult carers’ service workers and teachers.
  • Promotion of existing online resources for young adult carers and professionals.


2.6 In your experience do the various support services work together for the needs of young adult carers? (Support services: services in education, employment, health and social care)

2.7 How does your country raise awareness among (health care) professionals (for example teacher at school, General Practitioner, social worker) that they should be aware of young adult carers?

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