Carers Worldwide, a registered charity, was set up in 2011 to address the issues facing carers in developing countries. Based in the UK, Carers Worldwide works internationally, in partnership with well-established organisations, to bring about improved quality of life for carers and those for whom they care. Currently, Carers Worldwide is conducting programs in South and North India with three established partner organisations in addition to a consultation exercise with carers in Nepal to initiate programs with partner organisations there.
Care Alliance Ireland is the National Network of Voluntary Organizations supporting family carers. Its vision is that the role of family carers is fully recognised and valued by society in Ireland. The organization exists to enhance the quality of life for family carers. It aims to achieve this by supporting its 95 member organisations in their direct work with family carers through the provision of information, developing research and policy, sharing resources and instigating opportunities for collaboration.
Carers Japan was established in 2010 by carers and carer advocates with the purpose of raising public awareness of family carer issues, recognizing the needs and burdens of carers, offering services and support to ease the stress and burden of carers, and advocate policy changes and schemes to support carers. Our mission is to support family carers and envision a society which care-recipients and their carers can live their own lives without struggling. Carers Japan does advocacy, research and studies, policy recommendations, enlightenment, and provision of information and advice to carers.
Carers Sweden is a non-profit national carer organisation consisting of over sixty local associations together with other supporting organisations and individual members that supports all carers irrespective of the age, gender and diagnosis of the person they are caring for. It provides information and advice and lobbies to influence and inspire the development of support for carers. A key event is the annual national carer conference which attracts over 800 people from all major stakeholder groups. Carers Sweden is a key partner within the Swedish Family Care Competence Centre (Nationellt kompetenscentrum anhöriga), a national centre of excellence in the field of informal care.
The Taiwan Association of Family Caregivers is the first public welfare association to establish the rights of family caregivers in Taiwan. With regard to the long time ignorance and indifference to family caregivers, a group of scholars, experts and professionals caring about family caregivers came together to form TAFC. The association consists of individuals and communities that care for family caregivers including: scholars, nursing specialists, medical doctors, occupational therapeutics, social workers, family caregivers and others that come from every corner of Taiwan. Together the association focuses on increasing public awareness of issues related to caregiving, advocacy for caregiver’s rights in government affairs, research and development plans to aid family caregivers, and promote the communication and cooperation among the relevant communities.
The French Association of Caregivers advocates on behalf of the more than 8 million carers in France. Our mission is to advocate for the recognition of the role of carers, working with public authorities and representative bodies to address carer-related issues, directly support carers and promote carer spaces, train family and paid carers, and promote the best practices in caregiving.
The Central Association of Carers in Finland (Omaishoitajat ja Läheiset -Liitto ry) is a support and advocacy association for carers and persons receiving care. The association specializes in improving the carers’ social status and offers different kinds of support for people living in care situations. With seventy-one local associations, which have a total of nearly 10,000 individual members, the association makes legislative initiatives, gives statements, participates in planning and decision-making related to informal care at the national level, and monitors the realization and quality of support activities for carers.
Carers Canada is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit organization. The foundation of Carers Canada is a collaborative, means-oriented arrangement that allows distinct organizational entities to pool resources and combine efforts in order to effect change. Through our virtual network and strong foundational core, Carers Canada embraces a collaborative process to influence the political agenda and initiate a social movement for carers
Carers Australia is the national peak body representing Australia’s carers, advocating on behalf of Australia’s carers to influence policies and services at a national level. It works collaboratively with partners and its member organisations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services
Incorporated in 2012, the International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) serves as an umbrella organization that provides cohesive direction, facilitates information sharing, and actively advocates for carers at an international level
IACO provides research, awareness and education regarding family carers on a global scale. By bringing visibility and an understanding of the growing numbers of carers worldwide, IACO facilities international collaboration by bringing together countries from around the globe that advocate for family carers
Employers for Carers (EfC) has evolved from a pioneering group of employers committed to working carers and is backed-up by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK. Our key purpose is to ensure that employers have the support to retain and manage employees with caring responsibilities.
Launched in 2009 as an employers’ membership forum, EfC now has over 120 member organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The total number of employees covered by member organisations is now above the 1.25 million mark. The number of working carers represented is likely to be in the region of 140,000. These carers can directly access support from both EfC and Carers UK
Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focused on improving the lives of family caregivers. Alliance members include grassroots organizations, professional associations, service organizations, disease-specific organizations, government agencies, and corporations
Caregiver Action Network (CAN) is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the more than 90 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge
Founded in the late 1970s, Family Caregiver Alliance is the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home.
FCA, as a public voice for caregivers, shines light on the challenges caregivers face daily and champions their cause through education, services, and advocacy.
The services, education programs, and resources FCA provides are designed with caregivers’ needs in mind and offer support, tailored information, and tools to manage the complex demands of caregiving