This year we start national educational campaign named "Family carer - does not have to be alone". We want to continue the discussion which has been started in the previous edition of our campaign. The needs of family carers who care for their close ones at home are very essential. We want to recall the burdens associated with caring for a person who is severely and incurably ill, changes in the caregiver's life, and how much systemic support is needed from the onset of illness. We encourage local communities to build support networks between families, friends, neighbours and local volunteers.
- to take local communities attention to the problems and needs of family carers. The local social networks can be the source of support for the sick and their loved ones;
- to make educators themselves aware of the range of rights and support opportunities they often forget by putting their needs first;
- to promote the hospicja.pl portal, a guide for family carers, which, in addition to practical care advice, has a function to ask questions and share their stories.
- concert, the part of "Voices for the Hospices", organized around 14th October, the World Day for Palliative Care and Hospice. Magda Umer, Piotr Machalica and Grzegorz Małecki will be the stars of the evening in the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, who will remind the songs of the well known Polish cabaret. Several dozen hospices from all over Poland joined to the campaign;
- 24 th of November - Hospices which participating in the campaign will carry out the Carers Rights Day (launching in the United Kingdom) along with the day of prevention, free research and consultation. On this day, flash-mobe actions will also be launched, taking local communities' attention to the campaign;
- the series of free training sessions organizing for the caregivers, including basic information about unassisted upkeeping close ones at home;
- the development of the Local Voluntary Service - continuing training for coordinators who create and develop teams of well-trained volunteers in local communities;
- the promoting spot about the campaign carried on public television, radio and the Internet: click here;
- collecting and sharing information about patient care in Poland at the www.hospicja.pl portal;
- campaign summary with the hospices activities –an evaluation we will refer to the number of workshops, media coverage, hospice events, and statistics. The results and the effects of the campaign will be published on hospicja.pl.
WHO SUPPORT US?
The campaign is supported by people from the various environments like: media, culture, sport and politics.
Campaign is also patronized by Polish obumndsman, National Hospice Priest, National Institute of Geriatry, Reumatology and Rehabilitation, Polish Paliative-Pediatric Forum, and Polish Gerontology Society.