The European Social Network (ESN) has recently launched a working group on Ageing and Care for ESN members to discuss how to address current challenges and opportunities in older people’s services. The Ageing and Care group is made of experts working in the context of national or regional policy frameworks and deliver care for older people in different settings, in cooperation with other sectors.
The first meeting took place in Brighton on 11- 12 September, and brought together senior professionals in local and regional government from seven countries (Iceland, Belgium, Spain, United Kingdom, Austria, France, Sweden and Latvia). ESN members analysed the reportAdequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society, published by the Social Protection Committee (SPC) and the European Commission in June. Two case studies – in Sweden and Spain – were also presented showing the type of care that older dependent persons may receive in their local area.
More information on this meeting at: www.esn-eu.org/news/508/index.html