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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.
Yesterday saw our partner WORD organise a Carers Day for the first time in Laxmipur block of Koraput District, Odisha state in India. Dr. Racheal Raykumari, Executive Secretary of WORD commented that she has never seen carers so happy. Pointing out that for many of the carers taking part, this would be the first time they had relaxed, had fun and temporarily forgot their worries.read more
Today saw the first ever Carers Day celebrations held in Baipariguda block of Koraput District, Odisha state. Organised by SPREAD – one of our partners in Odisha – and attended by more than 300 carers and their family members, it was a historic moment indeed.read more