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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.
Parbati Disari lives in the village of Mahedeiput, Odisha and has been the carer of her mother since she was a teenager. Parbati’s mother was diagnosed with a mental health condition 20 years ago. When Parbati’s mother first became ill, the family sought traditional...read more
In the #HumansCare spotlight this week is Luni Shakya, the ‘Care for Carers’ Programme Manager at SGCP based in Nepal. Luni took the time to answer the following questions about her work with carers… Can you describe your role and the ways in which your work supports...read more