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Recommendations

Professional and informal carers

  • Professional carers (from all ethnic groups) should be provided with:
    • training in cultural awareness and the provision of intercultural care and support,
    • training and support in managing ethical dilemmas,
    • training and support in managing discriminatory/racist comments and behaviour from clients
    • linguistic support or training to facilitate the establishment of a good relationship with clients.
  • The situation, living and working conditions of live-in carers should be regulated. The rights and wellbeing of all concerned should be promoted (i.e. of live-in carers, of people receiving such care and of those living in the same household).
  • Measures should be taken to promote acculturation (e.g. through language courses, information about the majority ethnic group’s traditions and habits, initiatives to promote involvement and engagement with other members of society, combined with a reasonable salary and sufficient free time).
  • Policies should be developed to help migrant carers to combine working as a paid carer with care responsibilities they may have for a person in in their country of origin.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Monday 08 April 2019

 

 
  • Acknowledgements

    This report received funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020) and from the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The content of the report represents the views of the author only and is his/her sole responsibility; it cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission and the Agency do not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains
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