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