Yesterday saw our partner WORD organise a Carers Day for the first time in Laxmipur block of Koraput District, Odisha state in India. It was attended by well over 340 carers, the people they care for and notable dignitaries. It was a momentous day, noting the progress...
Odisha Carer Celebrations | SPREAD

Odisha Carer Celebrations | SPREAD

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...
Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week

Between 1-7 June 2018 the UK is celebrating Volunteers’ Week which gives organizations the chance to say thank you to the millions of volunteers who dedicate their time to variety of causes. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimates that the value of...
#HumansCare | Helping to amplify the voice of carers

#HumansCare | Helping to amplify the voice of carers

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. Thank you for hearing their...
Empowerment through Employment

Empowerment through Employment

Women carers, who usually provide care alongside the performance of other household duties, often find themselves being unable to work as there are no suitable employment opportunities that can be scheduled around their extensive commitments at home. These carers, who...
Community Caring Centres | A lifeline for carers

Community Caring Centres | A lifeline for carers

Many carers are tied to their house due to their caring responsibilities and are unable to attend work or school or even socialise within the community. The result is that many carers end up living in poverty and isolation, which impacts their physical, emotional,...
Giving Child Carers a Chance for the Future

Giving Child Carers a Chance for the Future

Our research shows that at least 9% of carers in India and Nepal are under 17 years of age.  The gender imbalance that is found amongst adult carers extends to child carers, with girls providing care in significantly more cases than boys. For families who have both...