Simina 19, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia; // phone:+381 11 30 32 125; fax:+381 11 263 43 48;

Training for volunteers, employees and informal caregivers in Red Cross Pirot


As part of the “Addressing and Preventing Care Needs through Innovative Community Care Centres (I-CCC)” project, on Thursday, 8 February, a training session for employees, volunteers and informal caregivers from the families included in the project's activities was organized in Red Cross Pirot. The training was delivered  by the project coordinators, Nataša Todorović and Dr Milutin Vračević from the Red Cross of Serbia, with 23 participants attending.

The project “Addressing and Preventing Care Needs through Innovative Community Care Centres (I-CCC)” is specific in that it introduces innovative support and care services provided at local level and has a special focus on people with diagnosed dementia and their family members who provide them with informal care. Within this training, emphasis was placed on the roles of volunteers, employees and informal caregivers themselves in the process of providing care and support to a person diagnosed with dementia and how they can provide each other with adequate support so that the quality of care is at a high level and high burden of care and the risk of burnout are avoided. Working with the Pirot Red Cross, a plan for further training until the end of the project was created, which will follow the methodology and programme from the toolkit for informal caregivers and a series of short educational films for informal caregivers, created during the project. The training will be delivered using the training cabinet in the Red Cross of Pirot that was also equipped as part of the project activities.

This three-year international project is financed by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency.