As a consequence of an ageing population, the rising costs for (care) services and recent budget cuts, countries around the North Sea move from a care system whereby the state regulates, cares and pays to one that facilitates a civil society that is based on solidarity and community. Looking for new strategies, decision makers have directed attention to informal care and voluntary assistance.

In For Care aims to develop innovation in service delivery by optimizing informal and formal networks to address these challenges.
It will explore new cooperative ways in which the market, the public and the civil sector will provide answers to the social demands and strengthen the informal networks through new technologies.

In For Care is a project co-funded by the North Sea Region Programme 2014 - 2020.

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Latest Project News

Sustainable Employment and working caregivers

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thinking Growth

On 5th October 2017 the In For care partnership in Drenthe organized a seminar for stakeholders dealing with the theme of "sustainable employment and working caregivers"

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Pilot and research project on sustainable employability

Thursday, December 21, 2017
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30 companies to participate in pilot on sustainable employability in Drenthe.

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“Naoberschap” in Drenthe

Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The Drenthe In For Care partners have recently joined forces with Naoberloket, a valuable stakeholder’s initiative in the region that focuses on informal caregiving combined with work.

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Meet Erica, our new Ph.D. student

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thinking Growth

Erica Fredriksen is the newest addition to the In For Care team. She will be researching volunteers and informal carers with lead partner University of Agder.

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Working to help young carers in The Netherlands

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Thinking Growth

Young people caring for family members are a relatively invisible group, but are missing out on both school and a normal social life because of their added responsibilities.

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