AEIP Statement on the European Care Strategy and Long-term Care
On 7 September, the European Commission published the European Care Strategy for caregivers and care receivers. Through this strategy, the European Commission sets an agenda to support Member States in designing efficient policies to reform care as well as to improve the situation for both carers and care receivers. It calls for boosting access to quality, affordable and accessible care services and improving working conditions and work-life balance for carers.
AEIP welcomes the European Care Strategy recognising it as a first step towards strengthening the provision of long-term care and providing better support to informal carers.
In its position paper, AEIP called the European Commission to build its strategy on two elements:
- a people centered approach, by taking into account not only the clinical profile but also the family, economic and environmental context;
- an integrated approach, which would build on the synergies between social and healthcare services providers, operating both in the private and public domain.
We have seen these two approaches reflected in the communication and we supports the European Commission’s commitment to help Member States in designing and implementing reforms aimed at strengthening the coordination between health, social care and long-term care and the integration of the different levels of care provision.
To read the AEIP Statement on the European Care Strategy and Long-term Care, please click here.
For AEIP’s position on the European Care Strategy and Long-Term Care (LTC), please see here.