Knowledge portal Informal Care

The Informal Care Knowledge Portal focuses on the history and developments surrounding informal care and articles on specific themes such as outreach work, respite care and the combination of work and informal care follow. It is also possible to gain knowledge in a practical way by following one of the three e-learning modules: collaboration with informal care for people with dementia, Non-Congenital Brain Injury (NAH) and (Mild) Mental Disability (MID).


There is a demand from practice for a central place where information can be found. The aim of the knowledge portal is to ensure that knowledge on the theme of Informal care does not go to waste by making it findable and available for education and research.


  • Free accessible website with information on three topics: “What is informal care?”, “History, trends and developments” and “Themes”
  • Three e-learning modules about collaboration with informal care for people with dementia, Congenital Brain Injury (NAH) and (Mild) Mental Disability (MID)


01 November 2019 - 30 January 2021


The knowledge portal is under development. First, a structure is created and an outline is made of part of the content. We look for the connection on two levels: quality and security. We see a connection here with the ‘In voor Mantelzorg 2.0 program’ precisely, because of the attention that this program pays to training. Within the ’Langer Thuis program’ of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, the development of the Knowledge Portal is part of Action Line 2: Informal carers and volunteers in Care and Welfare. This action line aims to achieve that:

  • Informal carers and volunteers are aware of support;
  • There is tailor-made support and respite care;
  • Healthcare professionals and informal healthcare providers work well together.

HU researchers involved in the research

Related research groups

Collaboration with knowledge partners

  • Movisie
  • Vilans
  • A sounding board with representatives of social organisations, universities, informal caregivers and students
  • Teachers of Universities of Applied Sciences (who can adjust curricula of educations)

Would you like to collaborate or do you have any questions?

Mariët Brandts | Researcher | Participation, Care and Support

Mariët Brandts

  • Researcher
  • Research group: Participation, Care and Support