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Catalysing Change for Carers in Low and Middle Income Countries
Long-term care for people with chronic illnesses and disabilities presents an urgent challenge around the world. The burden placed on unpaid family carers is immense and has a direct impact on their physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and economic security. Carers Worldwide highlights the vital role played by carers. We advocate for their inclusion in mainstream development programmes and the development of carer-specific services.
The very nature of caring means that the welfare of the cared-for person is foremost in the carers mind, leaving very little room for thoughts of self-care. Overtime, this can have a devastating impact on their physical and mental health.read more
Our #HumansCare feature is helping to amplify the voice of carers in developing countries. Before 2012 when Carers Worldwide began to engage this hidden population, they remained excluded, isolated and undervalued within their communities.read more