This year Carers' Rights Day falls on 30 November. To raise awareness of the welfare issues that millions of carers face daily in performing their dedicated but unpaid role, CWT has released a Chinese language article in the Nouvelle d'Europe newspaper.
You can read the article here.
The rights and needs of carers in the Chinese community has been a central theme of CWT's work in the last couple of years. We have given workshops in London-based community centres and organised the first ever Chinese-focused Carers' Week seminar in June 2017.
This year has seen our efforts focusing mainly on carers of dementia sufferers. The Admiral Nurse Project is a new area of service we are developing with Dementia UK and the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre to address this growing area of concern.
We are actively raising funds to train the first Chinese-speaking Admiral Nurse to provide specialist dementia support to Chinese families. As dementia is a slow-developing condition, sufferers often live at home with their family members for an extended period of time, often running into years. It is therefore common for family members to take on the role of a carer at one point or another. Over the course of this illness, the whole family have to learn to adapt to the changing behaviour and declining mental capacity of the dementia sufferer, and many will eventually have to make the difficult decision how best to provide for their loved one's care needs as the illness progresses.
If you think this is a worthwhile cause, please donate to this project and help us establish this service sooner for those who need it in our community.
You can read more about the Admiral Nurse Project in Chinese and English here.