|Publication date||04 March 2003|
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Original title: Mantelzorg.
Each year, millions of Dutch people care for relatives and friends who are sick, disabled or dying. This report describes those people, the people to whom they provide care and the nature and extent of that care.
Caring for someone is found to be a burdensome task and support is therefore frequently welcomed. The report describes research on the financial and emotional burden borne by informal carers, as well as their need for support. The latter includes financial payments, other material support such as help from the home care services and emotional support.