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Our Response


As the world learns to live with COVID19, communities are facing the huge task of rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. Our focus is renewed mental health and income generation opportunities for carers and their families.
Our project activities throughout India, Nepal and Bangladesh were all adapted during the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our staff, partner staff, the carers we work with, and those they care for.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been finding innovative ways to continue to support carers and their families during these challenging times. Please take a look at our updates below that explain how we responded to the COVID-19 situation alongside practical guidance that we have published over the past two years.

Our COVID 19 India Emergency Appeal raised an incredible £15,097 to help those most vulnerable to the disease and least able to access support. People with disabilities, those living with long term health conditions and their carers are often isolated and disadvantaged. Our emergency appeal enabled our partners on the ground to provide immediate and targeted emergency support to carers and their families.

Due to the generosity of our supporters we were able to provide emergency food relief, medicines and transport to vaccination centres for people with disabilities and long term health conditions and their family carers in India during the COVID19 crisis. Many of these families live in rural and remote areas, which were not being reached by other emergency aid efforts.

  • May

    Our COVID-19 India Emergency Appeal was launched
  • Sept


    Our latest COVID-19 update was published

  • July


    We published our updated ‘Virtual Curry for Carers’ toolkit so that people can continue to support our work during these times

    In July 2020 we released an update on the action we have taken to support carers and their families during COVID-19

  • May


    In May 2020 several of our e-news features made references to our most recent COVID-19 efforts

    A guide on how to spend to quality time with family during COVID-19 lockdown was put together by ourselves and Dr Janardhan from NIMHANS, India

    A guide discussing 8 ways to deal with social stigma associated with COVID-19 was put together by ourselves and Dr Janardhan from NIMHANS, India

    The Mental Health Innovation Network published an article outlining our response to COVID-19

  • April


    April’s e-news featured our latest news alongside an update on how we are responding to COVID-19

    An update was published outlining changes in our COVID-19 efforts

  • March


    In March 2020 we issued our first statement about our response to COVID-19