In this 5-part series we are exploring each of the unique elements of our model that together holistically transform the wellbeing of carers. The final element of our model is advocacy which is the focus of this article.
We believe that carers themselves are the best persons to understand what carers need. In order for carers to claim their rights we bring carers together, alongside other key stakeholders, and support them in strengthening their collective voice so that they can achieve changes in policy and practice at community, regional, and national level. Our long-term plan is to have a South Asia Carers Alliance which will advocate for recognition and support for carers throughout the whole of South Asia.
At present our advocacy structure looks like this: