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The Family Service supports

Care of relatives

TU Dortmund University supports people who care for relatives: Our care helper will be happy to provide you with information.

When close relatives need care, this often comes unprepared. With the high emotional burden come many new tasks. Caregivers have no time off work, vacations cannot be used for recreation, there is no time for personal friendships and activities, and sometimes the understanding of outsiders is diminished. Care and support often have to be organized in a very short time. Many caregivers are also working full time or studying and are unsure how much understanding their superiors or teachers have for their private situation.

Our caregiver helpline is your first point of contact on campus for questions about caring for family members in this difficult situation. How can university members reconcile care and work/study? Where can I find on-site counseling services and contact points? Who are the contact persons within and outside the university? Your questions will be structured with our care pilot and the next steps will be discussed together with the family members providing care.

Our care pilot does not offer care advice, but information that gives you, the person seeking advice, orientation for the first steps. Discussions are treated as strictly confidential.

Please feel free to make a personal appointment.


A photo of Ulrike Grates. She is a woman with blond hair and wears glasses
Ulrike Grates
„I would like to encourage the people who care for other people. I want to give them the chance to talk and stay in touch.“