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Care in Bangladesh

Category: Biodemography and Health

Who's involved?

Funding: Beveridge Foundation

The population of Dhaka is currently around 30 million and rising and the services provided are unable to cope with demand. Families find they are unable to care for elderly relatives, as they need to be out earning money for food and a roof over their heads. These problems can cause immense strain leading to breakdowns in family life and the lowering of respect for the elderly. Elderly people become neglected and can suffer abuse to the extent that their quality of life is seriously affected. Yet help with very simple personal care activities such as bathing, washing hair, cleaning clothes, exercising etc can radically enhance their quality of life. The project is an evaluation of the personal homecare service that Beveridge Carers provide.