The purpose of the funding is to ensure a permanent, statewide service for family caregivers that complements care counseling pursuant to Section 7a of the German Social Code, Book XI or care management pursuant to Section 11, Paragraph 4 of the German Social Code, Book V. In addition to family members, other non-employed caregivers and older people in need of care can also receive advice.
The task of the specialized centers for family caregivers is to provide continuous psychosocial counseling to family members in open cooperation with all parties involved in the care network, to accompany them (also on a longer-term basis) and to support them with relief services.
Recipients of funding
The primary recipients of funding are the voluntary welfare associations and their affiliated organizations, non-profit foundations and private providers, insofar as they carry out work with relatives and employ specialists.
Personnel and material expenses of the specialist unit.
Type and amount
The state grant is awarded in the form of a fixed sum within the framework of project funding. The possible lump-sum funding is based on the number of eligible specialists employed by the specialized unit. For a full-time specialist, the lump sum amounts to up to 24,000.00 euros per year.