Carer supports and services

An increasing number of households are adopting a dual-income model and abandoning traditional conceptions of the male-breadwinner family, which has placed a strain – primarily – on female care givers. At the same time, there is a growing reliance on family and friends to care for an ageing population. These competing demands on family time require that NGOs, government, and industry think of innovative ways of supporting families that are heavily invested in supporting their elderly.

The consequence of demographic and societal change on the family will be of paramount importance in the next decade. The development of effective policy and new practices to meet these challenges will depend upon a deep understanding of the impact of cultural change, industry and government innovation, and evolving family dynamics.

Papers that work to address the strain on family's time and offer innovative solutions in supporting carers will be particularly appreciated.