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Welcome to the website of the Centre for Family Caregivers

Our website provides you with important information and tips on home care. It is aimed at carers, professionals, volunteers and anyone interested in the topic of nursing care.

What does the Centre for Family Caregivers do?

The Centre for Family Caregivers acts as a coordinating office to further develop support services for people providing care to family members in Berlin. The agency is run by the Diakonisches Werk Berlin-Stadtmitte e.V. It is funded by the Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality.

Through its work, the centre contributes to providing relief and self-care for family caregivers and helps to develop a culture of recognition. To this end, we seek contact with the family members themselves, care providers, political actors and society.

What will you find on our website?

-    Current information on home care.
-    The centre’s newsletter (in German).
-    Important brochures on the support system for family caregivers in Berlin. You can download these as PDFs and they can also be ordered free of charge.
-    An informational platform which redirects you to important offers.
-    The touring exhibition “The Everyday Lives of Family Caregivers”. You can book the exhibition and it is free of charge.

We are constantly refining and developing the information on offer here.

How can you reach us?

Any particular questions or suggestions? Feel free to contact us at: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein. or call us on 030 69 59 88 97.

Background: Family caregivers: Berlin’s largest caregiving group

Family caregivers make up the largest body of care providers in Berlin. Around 85 percent of people with care needs live at home and they are overwhelmingly cared for and supported by relatives, friends and neighbours. In Berlin alone, over 200,000 family members take care of their loved ones.

This task is not always easy due to a wide variety of challenges. For this reason, family caregivers need a tailor-made network of counselling, support and relief services.

The individual menu items on the website:

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Family caregivers make up the largest body of care providers in Berlin. Their daily commitment and dedication is solidarity in action and of great importance for the community. This is why family caregivers deserve support that meets their needs in their everyday lives and daily caregiving routines. They deserve more public recognition, esteem and appreciation.

A strong performance!

Over 200,000 family members, friends and neighbours provide care and support in Berlin.

85% of the people with care needs in Berlin live at home.

The annual added value of care work in Germany amounts to € 44 billion.


News

Here you will find the current information and tips on home care in german.

The centre

The Centre for Family Caregivers contributes to providing the best possible support for caregiving relatives in the city. It aims to raise public awareness and increase appreciation and recognition of the work done by family caregivers. To this end, we seek contact with the family members themselves, care providers, political actors and society.
Based on the needs of family caregivers in Berlin, we initiate new services with a range of partners and monitor their effects, as well as raising awareness of tried-and-tested services.

• Are you missing something in terms of support for family caregivers in Berlin?
• Do you have an idea for a new support project?
• Do you have questions or need help in the practical implementation of corresponding initiatives?
• Would you like to draw attention to a project which is a good help for family caregivers?

Feel free to contact us at: Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein. or on 030 6959 8897.
Creating a culture of recognition together – through the Family Caregivers' Week. Join in – every contribution is crucial.

More info and donation options at: www.woche-der-pflegenden-angehoerigen.de

Work and history:
Family caregivers make up the largest body of care providers in Berlin. Around 85 percent of people with care needs live at home and they are overwhelmingly cared for and supported by over 200,000 family members.

The Centre for Family Caregivers contributes to the promotion of relief and self-care for caregiving relatives. It also aims to develop a culture of recognition for this important foundation of care provision.

The ongoing revision of the plan of action for family caregivers and the coordination of the biennial Family Caregivers' Week are two of the centre’s main tasks. You can find further information here.


Touring exhibition

Book now free of charge!

Give family caregivers a face and a voice
Here you can book the touring exhibition “The Everyday Lives of Family Caregivers”.

The travelling exhibition “The Everyday Lives of Family Caregivers” presents the care situation of nine family members providing care in Berlin as examples. It focuses on the great challenges and often moving moments of caring for a loved one. It also illustrates the great diversity of care at home.

Our aim with the exhibition is to raise public awareness of the situation of caregiving family members – the largest body of caregivers in Berlin and throughout Germany. The best way to do this is with faces and specific life stories and situations.
We are not only inviting care providers to display the exhibition in their own facilities: we would also be delighted if companies, schools/colleges or organisations that are not directly involved in caregiving were to use this exhibition to draw attention to family caregivers and give them recognition.

For example, companies can use the exhibition to remove the taboos about the compatibility of caregiving and work and to start a conversation with their employees about care responsibilities.

The exhibition can be loaned out free of charge for up to 21 days. All we ask is that you pick it up and return it to Südstern 10, 10961 Berlin.

If you have questions, you can reach us by email at Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein. or call us on 030. 69 59 88 97.

Brochures

Here you can view and order three important brochures for supporting family caregivers in Berlin. The brochures can be ordered by organisations, institutions and care services or by private individuals.

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Services for family caregivers (Angebote für pflegende Angehörige)

Publisher: RAGA – Regionale ArbeitsGemeinschaft Alten- und Angehörigenberatung Berlin / Aperçu Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
The brochure “Services for family caregivers” is published by RAGA and the Aperçu Verlagsgesellschaft mbH and is updated annually. It provides an overview of existing advice, support and self-help services in Berlin and includes important addresses, contact partners and other up-to-date information. In addition, individual topics and services are briefly presented so that readers can get a first impression.

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It’s not always easy (Nicht immer einfach)
Publisher: Centre for Family Caregivers, Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality.
Caring for a loved one is a great challenge and pushes many people to their limits. Physical and mental exhaustion are not uncommon among caregivers, who are not always consciously aware that they are suffering from these conditions.
This brochure offers a collection of psychosocial and psychological support services for carers in the state of Berlin.  
It provides encouragement and helps people not merely to integrate caregiving into their everyday lives, but also to seek emotional support, regardless of whether they are just starting to provide care to family members or need support at a later stage.

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What happens if...? 24 questions about home care (Was ist, wenn...? 24 Fragen zum Thema Häusliche Pflege)

Publisher: Senate Department for Science, Health, Care and Equality

How and where can I get information? Who pays for care? What are care counselling meetings? Can I reconcile caregiving with my work?
The brochure “What happens, if...?” provides answers to 24 questions about home care. It provides family caregivers with an overview of the important issues in home care and provides information on resources and supportive tips.


Events

Here you will find an up-to-date list of events about home care.


Contact

Office: Centre for Family Caregivers (Fachstelle für pflegende Angehörige), Südstern 8-10, 10961 Berlin
Tel. 030. 69598897; Fax 030. 61074544

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Newsletter
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Fachstelle für pflegende Angehörige

Schenkendorfstr. 7, 10965 Berlin

  • E-Mail: fs-pflegende-angehoerige@dwbsm.de
  • T: 030. 6959 8897
  • F: 030. 6107 4544