Self-Help Group for Family Carers (Консультирование и обучение нуждающихся в уходе и их семей)

Russian Federation
Implemented by: 
Caritas Russia ("Каритас" Европейской части России (КЕЧР) )
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
III-2 (Care and support for caregivers)

Since many caregivers tend to care for their loved ones at home or other community-based settings without training or resources to gain necessary knowledge and skills, the Caritas Russia organized the network of self-help groups for these caregivers to be trained by nurses. In 2009, a total of 487 people attended the courses for nursing care in the home, composed of 60% of housekeepers, 20% nurses, and 20% non-medical caregivers. The caregiving information was also produced as a brochure.