Family caregiving in a super-diverse context

5. Family carers in the care process: the SOFA framework

Within the collaboration with care professionals, family carers can take on different roles. Professionals should recognise and react adequately on these roles. The SOFA framework distinguishes 4 potential roles for family carers. Each role requires a different approach by professionals.

The Co-Worker - an image of co-worker showing carer where to go.
The client - an image of the client discussing care.
The informal carer as a relative - an image of relative as a carer sitting.
The informal carer as expert - an image of expert as a carer sitting.