organizations that are making a difference

We are working together to raise awareness of the issues facing caregivers across the globe. See below to find out more about your local organization.

organizations that are making a difference

We are working together to raise awareness of the issues facing caregivers across the globe. See below to find out more about your local organization.

Thankfully, there are many caregiver and patient organizations around the world that are supporting caregivers through direct services, advocacy activities and awareness campaigns.

Together, we are working to raise awareness of issues facing caregivers across the globe. Learn more about these organizations, and the caregivers they represent.

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CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK

Caregiver Action Network (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 US free of charge.

CARERS AUSTRALIA

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 organizations, the Network of state and territory Carers Associations, to deliver a range of essential national carer services.

CARERS CANADA

Established in 2000, Carers Canada embodies and reinforces the national and international movement to ensure the recognition and inclusion of carers in social policy. Carers Canada is a national coalition of diverse federal and provincial organizations that join with carers, providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to affect positive change for carers.

CARERS UK

Established in 1965, Carers UK is the UK's only national membership charity for carers, offering a supportive community and leading a movement for change. Its mission is to make life better for carers, through giving expert advice, information and support; connecting carers so no one has to care alone; campaigning together for lasting change; and innovating to find new ways to reach and support carers.

CARERS WORLDWIDE

Carers Worldwide develops and promotes cost effective, sustainable and easily replicable methods of providing support to carers in low and middle income countries. It aims to enable service providers, policy makers and other stakeholders to recognize and respond to the needs of carers in the developing world, ensuring balance and equal value is given to the needs of the carer and the person receiving care. Carers Worldwide currently has programs in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

EUROCARERS

Eurocarers is a European network representing informal carers and their organizations, seeking to advance the recognition of informal care acting on behalf of all carers, former carers, and their organizations, irrespective of their age or the particular health need of the person they caring for. Eurocarers brings together carers' organizations as well as relevant universities and research institutes to ensure that care is valued and unpaid care is recognized as central to the sustainability of health and long term care systems.

INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF CARER ORGANIZATIONS (IACO)

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 aims to investigate and address issues of international family caregiving with the intent of increasing public awareness of the needs of the family caregiver on a global scale.

NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR CAREGIVING

Established in 1996, the National Alliance for Caregiving is a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy in the US The Alliance conducts research, does policy analysis, develops national best-practice programs, and works to increase public awareness of family caregiving issues.

SHANGHAI ROOTS & SHOOTS

The Shanghai branch of Roots & Shoots was founded as a volunteer organization in November, 1999. Five years later, in November, 2004, Roots & Shoots was granted a Non-Profit Organization status by the Shanghai Municipality Government. The program aims to foster respect and compassion for all living things, to promote understanding of all cultures and beliefs, and to empower and inspire individuals to take action to make a positive difference in our world.