Origins of HomeCare Europe

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

In 2003, at the instigation of the Finnish Home Care Council, representatives from a number of European countries met in Helsinki. Their main concern was to set up an informal network named HomeCare Europe linking the countries in Europe. Most contact would be by email but an annual meeting would be arranged. In 2004 it was held in Edinburgh, this year in Trieste, Italy. The objectives of HomeCare Europe were agreed as follows: # Enabling people who need help and support, to continue to live at home for as long as possible; # Dissemination of information and exchange of ideas, particularly relating to good practice; # Raising the profile, image and status of homecare; # Ensuring the quality of homecare; # Supporting the development of homecare; # Support and development of homecare services in Eastern European countries. With an ageing population, the development and growth of homecare, is essential. It is therefore very important for homecare to be on the agenda of the European Union. Having taken legal advi

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