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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.
Mallikarjun lives in Andhra Pradesh in India, he cares for his wife who lost her sight in adulthood. Their sons are grown up and recently left home, leaving Mallikarjun to provide the 24 hour assistance his wife needs. Missing his sons and unable to work…read more
#HumansCare series: Luni’s Story – Kathmandu Valley Today our #HumansCare story comes from the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal. Luni is the Programme Manager of our work with Cerebral Palsy Nepal (SGCP). She works on a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, leading a team...read more