As the only organisation working exclusively and strategically with unpaid family carers in the developing world, we are ready to take on the challenge for widespread change.
During November, we hosted two workshops in collaboration with the reputable and highly respected IBHAS institute in Delhi and NIMHANS institute in Bangalore. The workshops were attended by government officials, NGOs, academics, corporate sector representatives, carers and those they care for.
Our collective aim was to raise awareness and seek long-term solutions for family carers in India.
In early 2018, we will publish the collective outcomes of the India workshops on our website. In the meantime, we are delighted to tell you that the discussions were collaborative, robust and action focused on a mutual commitment towards:
- Multi-stakeholder collaboration, to highlight policy gaps and lobby for changes to address the needs of carers
- Calling for accountability and transparency across policy and practice at every level
- Including the voices of carers and empowering them as the leaders for change moving forward
- Creating concrete plans that are solution focused and action driven, which will act as the roadmap for success
We know that improving the quality of life for carers in India and beyond is not an easy task. However, it’s a critical task and a challenge that we are ready and willing to adopt wholeheartedly to improve the lives of the carers that we work with now – and those that our work will reach as our programmes grow.