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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.
In Ramachandrapuram village, Andhra Pradesh, southern India lives 41-year old Kamalamma and her 19-year old daughter, Venkatalakshmi who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy and intellectual disability. Kamalamma cares around-the-clock for Venkatalakshmi, including bathing,...read more
Carers Week, an annual awareness campaign celebrating and recognising the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers, is taking place between 10th June - 16th June. This year’s theme is “getting carers connected in their communities”. In India, Nepal and...read more