This proposal addresses the implications of demographic, economic and labour market change in European society for social care provision for young children, and for disabled and older people. Securing sustainable provision of social care for their citizens is a major challenge to European welfare states. Three family types most at risk from change will be studied in the context of five different national environments. Social and structural adaptation will be analysed at the household level and the levels of policy provision and policy design. Findings will be disseminated and exploited in workshops with local service providers and managers and with an international expert group representing user groups from all current EU member states. The ultimate aim of the project is to provide a major input into the further development of viable social care policies in Europe.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
CT2 7NY Folkestone