The UK Consortium on AIDS and International Development, of which the Alliance is a member, has released a policy briefing about the remuneration of caregivers.
Caregivers are a vital workforce in the response to AIDS and health more generally - but they are an unpaid workforce. Is this right? Should we be looking at remunerating caregivers to ensure a sustainable workforce for the future?
The policy briefing Past Due: Remuneration and Social protection for Caregivers in the Context of HIV and AIDS aims to encourage the development community to join the debate and take action towards ensuring a better deal for caregivers. Importantly, it suggests models of remuneration that can be used to compensate caregivers for the work that they provide.
This policy brief has been developed in partnership with the Consortium’s Care and Support Working Group, including representatives from the Alliance.
The Alliance is the co-facilitator of the Caregivers Action Network, a global network of caregivers and those working on care and support. It works to recognize, integrate and support caregivers and community-based care and support as a fully recognized and resourced part of the health and care system.