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Current Projects

Our Work in Nepal

Our work in Nepal involves 2 partners across 3 regions
We’re working with LEADS Nepal and Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy in the regions of Baglung, Myagdi, and Kathmandu Valley.

Carers To Carers: Empowering Unpaid Family Carers In Nepal

To Provide Health And Well-being Support To Other Carers
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  • Location

    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  • Project Dates

    April 2024 – March 2025
  • Project Partners

    Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Nepal
  • Funder

    The James Tudor Foundation, CareTech Foundation, Individual donors from our 2023 Festive Appeal

We rely on your help to continue our work supporting carers in Nepal. Please donate today using the button below:

This project will train ten unpaid carers to provide basic health information to other carers in their communities, so that they in turn can better support their disabled children and look after their own (often overlooked) health needs.

Our survey of 334 carers in the Kathmandu Valley revealed that 69% of these carers had their own health problems, and less than half of this number were receiving treatment. Just 20% were accessing community groups where they could be provided with basic health information.

Once fully trained, each Volunteer Health Worker will work with 25 unpaid carers within their community, supporting their health and well-being through regular home visits. They will receive an allowance to cover any expenses.

As a result of this project, 250 carers in the Kathmandu Valley will benefit from:

  • Empowerment to meet their own basic health needs

  • Increased self-care arising from increased knowledge of hygiene and nutrition
  • Enhanced access to healthcare services
  • Improved mental health due to regular empathetic support and a sense of community

Additionally, 250 children with cerebral palsy (and other neurological conditions) will experience improved health and development as a direct result of their carers having:

  • Improved knowledge of neurological conditions and their impacts
  • Experience in basic physiotherapy
  • Understanding of how to manage common health and medical issues

Telephone Helpline Providing Information, Advice And Emotional Support

For 2,000 Family Carers Of Children With Disabilities In 18 Districts Of Nepal
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  • Location

    18 districts across Nepal
  • Project Dates

    December 2021 – June 2024
  • Project Partners

    Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Nepal
  • Funder

    Philanthropist

We rely on your help to continue our work supporting carers in Nepal. Please donate today using the button below:

This project is providing information, advice and psychosocial support for family carers and their disabled children via a telephone helpline and printed resources.
The helpline receives 10-15 calls a day and is providing 2,000 carers with high quality advice and counselling, informing them of their rights and services, improving health and wellbeing and promoting financial security through social protection and government schemes.

Community Caring Centres

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  • Location

    Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  • Project Dates

    Ongoing
  • Project Partners

    Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Nepal
  • Funder

    Charitable Trust, Light Fund, Cumber Charitable Trust

We rely on your help to continue our work supporting carers in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Please donate today using the button below:

This project runs 12 Community Caring Centres in the Kathmandu Valley, catering to 158 children with disabilities and giving their carers, mainly their mothers, a break from their caring responsibilities.
This improves the emotional wellbeing of the carers due to the respite they receive. It also gives them the chance to engage in livelihood activities, whilst their children are safe and looked after and are receiving educational, therapeutic and social support.

Completed Projects

To view our completed projects in Nepal please click below: