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COMMUNITY CARING CENTRES

PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE DAY CARE SOLUTIONS FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN BANGLADESH

Farah stood outside Community Caring Centre
  • LOCATION

    Savar, Bangladesh

  • PROJECT DATES

    January 2021 – December 2021

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    PROJECT PARTNERS

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh

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    FUNDER

    Randal Charitable Foundation

This project is providing alternative day care solutions to 24 children with disabilities who have the highest support needs through the continued operation of our two existing Community Caring Centres in Savar, Bangladesh. Children at the centre will engage in therapeutic play and socialise with other children, many for the first time. Whilst the children are at the centres, their mothers, will have a chance for respite or to take part in income-generating activities which they currently cannot due to their caring responsibilities.

ACHIEVING SOCIOECONOMIC INCLUSION

OF VULNERABLE FAMILY CARERS IN BANGLADESH

Female carer with her textiles for sale
  • LOCATION

    Savar, Bangladesh

  • PROJECT DATES

    June 2019 – December 2020

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    PROJECT PARTNERS

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh

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    FUNDER

    Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC)

This project is providing 300 carers of people with mental illness or disabilities with the means and support to build sustainable livelihoods alongside their caring responsibilities, lifting themselves and their families out of poverty and into long term economic security. The project is leveraging the progress, learning and infrastructure from the “Testing an approach to social and economic inclusion of impoverished family carers” project which we launched with CDD in September 2018 (see below).

TESTING AN APPROACH

TO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INCLUSION OF IMPOVERISHED FAMILY CARERS IN BANGLADESH

Group of carers in Bangladesh
© Iqbal Hossain iqbal_labqi@hotmail.com
  • LOCATION

    Savar, Bangladesh

  • PROJECT DATES

    October 2018 – September 2020

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    PROJECT PARTNERS

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh

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    FUNDER

    UK Aid Direct – Small Charities Challenge Fund

We were delighted to be one of the first recipients of UK Aid Direct's new Small Charities Challenge Fund in 2018.

Using a community empowerment approach, this project is addressing the social and economic challenges being faced by carers, the majority of whom are women.

 

Research by CDD estimated that 67% of households in the project area containing a carer and person with disability were living in extreme poverty on less than $1 per day. These carers were excluded from mainstream poverty alleviation programmes due to caring responsibilities and stigma which meant there was a critical need for this project.

 

Working with 500 carers, the project is facilitating the following:

  • Carers participating in local support groups
  • Carers having access to improved medical services and counselling
  • Carers reporting an improvement in their wellbeing
  • Carers engaging in new livelihoods and lifting their families out of poverty
  • Carers having the information and support that they need to access government and private livelihood opportunities

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