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Austrian Carer’s Association Working FOR and WITH informal carers. Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel. Content of Presentation. Situation in Austria Aims of the Austrian Carers’ Association Organization of the Association Events and Milestones Publicity Website and Folder Five Claims from Politics.

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content of presentation
Contentof Presentation
  • Situation in Austria
  • Aims of the Austrian Carers’ Association
  • Organization of the Association
  • Events and Milestones
  • Publicity
  • Website and Folder
  • Five Claims from Politics
situation in austria
Situation in Austria
  • 5% of the population gets care allowance from the government
  • Informal carers provide 80% of care
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Situation in Austria
  • Approx. 20% of the concerned families benefit from care and social services
  • 42% of the caregivers reported that they can not afford community services (i.e. home care)
why should caregivers team up
Why should caregivers team up?

A platform that acts for carers and lobbies for their requests is necessary.

aims of the austrian carers association
Aims of the Austrian Carers’ Association
  • Improving carers’ living situation
  • Raising awareness for the social relevance, burden and challenges of informal caregivers
  • Raising appraisal and appreciation of carers’ effort
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Aims of the Austrian Carers’ Association
  • Identification of supply gaps and lobbying for improvements
  • Establishment of informal carers as an political relevant group
organization of the association
Organization of the Association
  • Board of directors
  • Advisory board
  • Regional coordinators
board of directors
Board of Directors
  • 6 members
    • president
    • recording clerk
    • treasurer

and their deputies

  • Leading tasks
advisory board
Advisory Board
  • Approx. 20 members
  • Personalities from science, practise and business
  • Tasks:
    • Counselling the board of directors
    • Information carrier and multiplicator at events
regional coordinators
Regional Coordinators
  • 12 coordinators in 8 states
  • Main tasks:
    • Connector to local politicians and agencies
    • Representative at events
    • In direct contact with informal carers
    • Research of community based services
office
Office
  • National head office
  • Contact point for organs of association, members and interested persons
  • Located at the headquarters of the Austrian Red Cross in Vienna
events and milestones
Events and Milestones
  • Event pre Foundation 11/2009
  • Inaugural Meeting 01/2010
  • Entry in Register of Associations 04/2010
  • Launch of Website 05/2010
  • 1st Press Conference 05/2010
  • 1st Meeting of Coordinators 08/2010
  • 1st Meeting of Advisory Board 09/2010
  • 2nd Press Conference 03/2011
  • 1st Annual Conference 03/2011
  • 1st General Meeting 03/2011
publicity
Publicity
  • Two press conferences
  • Several articles in magazines and newspapers
  • Interviews on the radio
  • Representation at events
  • Networking
information
Information

www. ig-pflege.at

Folder

five claims from politics
Five Claims from Politics
  • Implementation of annual valorisation of care allowances
  • Creation of independent information centres for persons in need of care and their carers all over the country
  • Relief and support of caregivers by extension of achievable services
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Five Claims from Politics
  • Development of measurements for an improved compatibility of informal care and job
  • Acceptance of the Carers’ Association as special interest group from the government (on regional, state and national levels)
thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

Birgit Meinhard-Schiebel

President of the Austrian Carers’ Association

[email protected]

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