Informal carer coaching (Disabled)
- Public service
The objective of informal carer coaching is to support the caring capabilities of a person about to become an informal carer.
The coaching may focus on matters such as the informal carer’s position and well-being, as well as questions related to the co-operation between the municipality and the carer and, on the other hand, questions related to the basics of assistance and care work. (The coaching can be utilised to improve the quality of the care work and ensure that informal carers implement modes of operation that maintain and promote the care recipients’ ability to function.)
The coaching of new informal carers under the age of 65 is carried out by informal care support workers of services for the disabled. Coaching courses are held 4–5 times a year, featuring varying themes such as relationships, peer support, social and health care services and the informal carer’s own coping. Participants are sent an invitation to the coaching courses and can sign up through their own informal care support worker.
The municipality’s task is to arrange the coaching, whereby the coaching can be realised by another operator, such as an organisation.
To whom and on what terms
The municipality’s obligation to arrange coaching concerns informal carers who have made an informal care agreement, and the coaching is primarily targeted towards new informal carers.