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Current Projects

Our Work in India

Our work in India involves 12 partners across 5 states.

We’re working with Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra (NBJK), SACRED, SAMUHA, EKTA, SPREAD, WORD, Margadarshi, the Narendra Foundation, BIRDS, Uma Educational and Technical Society (UETS), the Shristi Special Academy and Vasantham Federation across five states in India: Jharkhand, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Tamil Nadu.

Livelihoods Project

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  • Location

    Odisha, India
  • Project Dates

    August 2023 – July 2026
  • Project Partners

    WORD, EKTA, SPREAD
  • Funder

    The Live Love Laugh Foundation
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Promoting income generating activities with unpaid carers and establishing a revolving fund which will go on to support many more carers in the future.

Livelihoods Project

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  • Location

    Karnataka, India
  • Project Dates

    October 2022 – Ongoing
  • Project Partners

    Margadarshi
  • Funder

    Fresh Leaf Foundation, Open Gate Trust, Christadelphian Samaritan Fund, Southall Trust, Embracing Carers
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This project will provide support for 170 unpaid carers to set up new livelihood initiatives to help lift their families out of poverty. It will also establish a revolving fund which other carers will be able to continue to access into the future to help them set up their own livelihood initiatives.

Promoting Dignity And Enabling Self-help

By Facilitating Sustainable Livelihoods For Rural Carers In Karnataka, India
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  • Location

    Karnataka, India
  • Project Dates

    July 2023 – June 2024
  • Project Partners

    BIRDS
  • Funder

    Scott Bader
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This project will train 150 carers to establish enterprises that will generate an income and they will receive loans to enable them to establish their enterprise. The project will also create the legacy of a revolving fund that will support many more carers in this way in the future.
As part of the project, carer representatives will be trained on how to manage this revolving fund, as well as on leadership and advocacy and they will be enabled to advocate for carers’ rights and provision of government support.

Promoting Mental Health And Wellbeing

Of Carers And People With Mental Illness
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  • Location

    Tamil Nadu, India
  • Project Dates

    March 2022 – February 2025
  • Project Partners

    Vasantham Federation
  • Funder

    The Live Love Laugh Foundation
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This project is working with 500 people with mental illness and 500 unpaid carers. We are working to reduce feelings of isolation in carers and improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing, as well as increase their confidence in their advocacy skills. We are also working to improve the mental health of those with mental illness.

Breaking The Silence For People With Mental Illness And Their Carers

In East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
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  • Location

    East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Project Dates

    November 2021 – June 2024
  • Project Partners

    Uma Educational and Technical Society
  • Funder

    Vitol Foundation

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Our first project with new partner UETS will be identifying and supporting 500 people with mental illness and their carers.
The project will have a specific focus on:
  • promoting access to diagnosis and treatment for those affected by mental illness
  • transforming the emotional wellbeing and health of carers
  • increasing household economic security

Caring For Carers

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  • Location

    Tumakura district, Karnataka, India
  • Project Dates

    June 2021 – Ongoing
  • Project Partners

    Narendra Foundation
  • Funder

    Embracing Carers and Wyn and Ken Lo Memorial Foundation

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This project is working with 500 carers of children and adults with severe disabilities in a tripartite arrangement between the Narendra Foundation, Carers Worldwide and government volunteers.
With a specific focus on:
  • building the capacity of local rehabilitation workers
  • establishing carer support groups to provide information, advice and emotional support
  • enabling carers and their families to access existing government support

Breaking The Silence

Empowering And Supporting People With Mental Illness And Epilepsy And Their Carers In Tribal Regions Of Odisha
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  • Location

    Koraput District, Odisha, India
  • Project Dates

    April 2021 – March 2024
  • Project Partners

    WORD
  • Funder

    The Live Love Laugh Foundation

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This project is working with 1,100 people with mental illness and epilepsy and their carers across the two blocks of Lakshmipur and Narayanpatna, with a specific focus on:
  • improving access to mental health services and treatment
  • supporting the mental health of carers
  • raising awareness of issues around mental health and caring
  • establishing sustainable links between carers and local health authorities
  • strengthening the capacity of staff and carers
  • improving livelihoods options and income levels for people with mental illness and epilepsy and their carers
In addition, all the families were supported with emergency food provision, supply of vital medicines and mental health support during the height of the COVID pandemic.

A New Beginning In Koraput

Raising Awareness And Identifying People With Mental Illness And Their Carers In Boipariguda And Koraput Blocks
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  • Location

    Odisha, India
  • Project Dates

    July 2023 – June 2024
  • Project Partners

    EKTA & SPREAD
  • Funder

    The Live Love Laugh Foundation

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This project has seen the Carers Worldwide Model implemented with 3,300 people with mental illness and epilepsy (PWMIE) and their carers, with a specific focus on building up the skills of partner staff, raising awareness of the issues that unpaid carers face and identifying people with mental illness and epilepsy and organising mental health camps to provide treatment and support for newly identified cases.

Caring For Carers

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  • Location

    Chamarajangar District, Karnataka, India
  • Project Dates

    April 2019 – Ongoing
  • Project Partners

    Margadarshi
  • Funder

    Scott Bader Commonwealth Charity Fund and Embracing Carers

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This project is the first project between ourselves and Margadarshi and is working with 1,123 carers across five taluks of Chamarajnagar district.
Carers have been organised into 109 carers groups, supported by 5 block level federations. Carers are being linked to existing government schemes and programmes for livelihoods, health and education support for their children, and will be able to access welfare entitlements for those they care for. 25 carers trained by the project in barefoot counselling are providing mental health support to carers.

Completed Projects

To view our completed projects in India please click below: