Anziani e Non Solo is a non-profit organization working since 2004 in the field of social innovation, with a specific focus on management of projects and realization of services and products in the field of welfare and social inclusion.
The activities carried out by ANS concern:
– Training and support to family carers, informal and formal carers
– Active ageing, intergenerational activities and support to frail and dependent elderly
– Prevention of gender based violence, elder abuse and discrimination
– Fight against poverty, support to employability and to social inclusion of disadvantaged groups
Concerning informal carers specifically, ANS offers training opportunities (both via e-learning and workshops), counselling services, support to labour (re)insertion, peer-support groups and runs an online community dedicated to informal carers.
ANS has developed a number of research projects focusing on carers, and its advocacy activities led to the approval of the first Italian Regional Law regarding the recognition of the role of carers.
To raise awareness on the role and needs of carers, ANS organizes yearly initiatives to celebrate the Carers Day.
Since 2012 we have been working on the topic of young carers through research activities, training for professionals and organization of workshops for young carers themselves.
ANS is member of the European network on informal carers Eurocarers, as well as of the European Network of organizations working with families COFACE.