#HumansCare | Mary Wickenden

#HumansCare | Mary Wickenden

In this #HumansCare feature we would like to introduce Mary Wickenden, a disability researcher who specialises in inclusive and participatory research. Mary has worked on disability focused research projects, as well as intervention and training projects across East...
Commonwealth Foundation visits us in India

Commonwealth Foundation visits us in India

The Commonwealth Foundation, who funded our 2014-2017 project in the Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand, visited us this month to see the impact of our work on the ground. The representatives we welcomed were Programme Manager, Knowledge Learning...
Time to think about the mental health of carers

Time to think about the mental health of carers

10thOctober is World Mental Health Day – a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness of mental health. As the number of people living with a mental health condition continues to rise, it is vital that we become more educated about mental health and break down the...
The challenges of an ageing population

The challenges of an ageing population

This week we acknowledged International Day of Older Persons, which presents an opportunity to both celebrate the elderly population and raise awareness of the issues that may affect their quality of life… People are living longer – the number of older persons (those...
#HumansCare | Bidyut Mohanty

#HumansCare | Bidyut Mohanty

Bidyut Mohanty set up the organisation SPREAD more than 20 years ago in response to his outrage at the exclusion of the ancient forest living tribal communities from the Eastern Ghat hills of Odisha state, 5 hours drive inland from the eastern coast of India. Over...

Hope for tribal carers in eastern India

For carers like Budri, support from SPREAD, one of our local partners working with marginalised tribal communities in Odisha, eastern India, could not come too soon. Her husband Lachhaman lost the use of one leg in a seemingly simple slip whilst walking. Budri has...