A Tempo Livre is one of the 22 partner entities of the project “Guimarães Concierge Caregiver”, whose mission is to support caregivers.
The initiative of the Guimarães City Council, in collaboration with the Red Cross and the CASTIIS-Sanguêdo Social Assistance Center for the Elderly and Childhood, allowed the establishment of the Caregiver's Office.
Five areas of intervention will be promoted to help thousands of informal caregivers - knowledge (with the creation of an observatory on the problem of caregivers), legal support (with advice, systematization of legislation), identification of resources (local exchange of material resources, equipment and human resources), training (qualification of caregivers) and communication (dissemination of the office's activity to caregivers, institutions and the community).
As part of this partnership, the Tempo Livre will collaborate with the provision of facilities for training and support actions with auxiliary technical means. THE Tempo Livre it is also available to collaborate in the identification of informal caregivers within the scope of its activities to promote physical and sporting activity, collaborating in its referral to the Caregiver Support Office. THE Tempo Livre it will also cooperate in publicizing the functioning of the Care Support Office.
Partners of this project are: Guimarães Delegation of the Portuguese Red Cross, ACES Alto Ave, Francisco de Holanda School Group, Adapar Vidas Association, Guimarães Human Rights Defense Association, Guimarães Cerebral Palsy Association, ASPEV - Associação Social de Pevidém Color Life, Because I Care - Association to Support and Care for People Who Care, CAISA - Cooperative of Arts, Social Intervention and Animation, Castreja - Cooperative of Social and Cultural Support, Youth Center of S. José, Centro Paroquial de Vila Nova de Sande, Santa Eulália de Nespereira Parish Social Center, Nossa Senhora do Carmo Social Center, Fraterna - Community Center for Solidarity and Social Integration, Bomfim Foundation, Senhora da Oliveira Hospital, Santa Estefânia Home, Infinite Words - Inclusion Center , Communication and Media, Projeto Consigo and Tempo Livre.
The Caregiver Support Office will operate on Tuesdays (10 am to 00:12 pm) and Thursdays (30 pm and 15:00 pm) at the headquarters of the Guimarães Red Cross Portuguese delegation.