Eight municipalities in the Algarve and Alentejo distinguished for caring for informal caregivers

In this third edition, 59 local authorities were recognized

Tavira, Albufeira and Portimão (in the Algarve) and Odemira, Santiago do Cacém, Moura, Cuba and Évora (in the Alentejo), are part of the list of Municipalities distinguished as “Authority that takes care of informal caregivers”. 

According to the Network of Local Authorities that Care for Informal Caregivers (RACCI), in this third edition, «of the 66 proposals presented, 59 were recognized, according to the criteria stipulated in the regulations and analysis by representatives of the associations that make up the Movement».

This is an initiative that aims to distinguish and amplify the best support practices for the benefit of informal caregivers, implemented by municipalities and parishes in the Portuguese national territory.

Odemira highlights the Cui(DAR)+ project, implemented by TAIPA – Cooperative Organization for the Integrated Development of the Municipality of Odemira, which continues to be a focus of social intervention developed by the municipality.

According to the Municipality, this project has revealed «a positive impact on improving the quality of life of informal caregivers and people cared for in the municipality».

Based on the development of a support and monitoring structure for informal caregivers, through the Caregiver Support Office, it provides psychological support, guidance and social guidance and promotes Caregiver Rest. The initiative also promotes a set of awareness-raising and training actions in the area of ​​providing care to informal and formal caregivers.