The 5th September is International Day of Charity. Since 2012, it has celebrated and honored the work of charities all over the world helping to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people.
Education and giving is at the very heart of this special day, so we are taking this opportunity to remind people of our unique purpose, vision, mission and goals.
Our vision is a world in which the needs of every carer are routinely met in order to achieve physical, emotional, economic and social wellbeing for each individual.
Our mission is to enable carers, service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to recognise and respond to the needs of carers in the developing world, ensuring balance and equal value is given to the needs of the carer and the person receiving care.
Our strategic goal is to serve as a catalyst to:
1. Bring about systemic change in the work of governments, charities and other agencies so that they recognise and respond to the needs of carers in the developing world.
2. Facilitate the provision of support for individual carers and their families in the developing world, bringing them better health, wellbeing and economic security.
Strategic Objectives 2017 – 2019
We will achieve our strategic goals through the following objectives:
- To work in partnership with 12 delivery organisations in 4 countries in the South Asia region, reaching 20,000 carers, 20,000 cared-for individuals and their 60,000 family members
- To provide bespoke training and consultancy support to influential stakeholders to enable them to take up and mainstream the issue of carers
- To initiate the development of sustainable social enterprises to provide services for carers through conducting a feasibility study establishing current provision, the demand for services and new options for setting up a unique, user led model for ‘paid for’ care services
- To build evidence of the needs of carers and measure the impact of our strategic interventions through partnerships with academics and the collection of evidence from partner organisations
- To advocate with policy makers at regional, national and international levels in order to achieve recognition of carers, and to promote the formation of regional carers’ associations, ultimately leading to a multi-national carers’ movement