Greek Carers Network EPIONI

EPIONI is a Greek non-profit organization based in Athens. Our aim is to provide continuous and quality support services for individuals who work as informal, unpaid carers of family members or friends who are struggling with physical or mental illness, disability or addiction. Our services include information and experience sharing on best practices, providing carers with practical advice and emotional support, as well as facilitating the development of problem-solving skills. We also strive to help service users identify and utilize available resources from their local communities. In order to further promote and materialize our vision for carers in Greece, EPIONI is also actively involved in promoting key policy changes through government legislation.

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EPIONI is a non-profit organization which is governed by its Board of Directors, supported by a Scientific Committee and an Audit Committee. The organization’s General Assembly takes place in December each year.
EPIONI is a non-profit organization which is governed by its Board of Directors, supported by a Scientific Committee and an Audit Committee. The organization’s General Assembly takes place in December each year.
EPIONI is a non-profit organization which is governed by its Board of Directors, supported by a Scientific Committee and an Audit Committee. The organization’s General Assembly takes place in December each year.

EPIONI main goals can be summarized as follows:

1) Supporting Informal Carers in Greece, irrespective of their age or the particular health need of the person they are caring for.

2) Documenting and raising awareness about the significant contribution made by Carers to the Greek health and social care system and the economy as a whole, and of the need to safeguard this contribution;

3) Advocating for national policies that take account of carers, i.e. promote their social inclusion, the development of support services, enable them to remain active in paid employment and maintain a social life.

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

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