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Building peer support to family carers of persons with disabilities


Tuesday 12th October 2021, 9.30-11.00 CET


By Chantal Bruno, co-president of COFACE Disability and member of the RePairs Aidants Steering group
Marielle Rolinat, mother and caregiver of a child with multiple disabilities, and peer-trainer for RePairs Aidants

Working language 

English, French


Several million family caregivers regularly help, by default or by choice, one or more people around them for health or disability reasons. This help/support may be provided on a permanent or temporary basis and may take various forms, including care, educational and social support, administrative formalities, travel, coordination, psychological support or domestic activities.

Since 2017, APF France handicap has been offering an awareness-raising/training action called “RePairs Aidants” so that these caregivers are supported in their need for information and sharing, but also so that they know how to take care of themselves.

“RePairs Aidants” has the particularity of relying on caregivers from its conception and in its management. In the same way, it is carried out by caregivers, called “peer trainers” and professionals, called “pro trainers”. Once trained, they work in pairs with groups of family caregivers on one or more of the 10 proposed themes.

1,321 family carers have already benefited from these awareness/training sessions free of charge throughout France.


More information about the other webinars in the Breakfast Byte series.

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