DESK REVIEWS | 04.05.04.01. Are there provisions to protect the rights of family and other unpaid carers?

DESK REVIEW | 04.05.04.01. Are there provisions to protect the rights of family and other unpaid carers?

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There is a conditional cash transfer programme to support poor families, with additional amount available for families providing care to an older person living in the household (Program Keluarga Harapan) (Kementerian Sosial Republik Indonesia, 2019). However, no regulations are found that make specific provisions to protect the rights of families and other unpaid carers, such as a right for education or a right for respite.

References:

Kementerian Sosial Republik Indonesia. (2019). Program Keluarga Harapan. https://kemsos.go.id/program-keluarga-harapan-pkh

This is not reflected in any policy or document in Kenya. However, under the National Policy on Older Persons and Ageing policy statement, the government intends to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to “promote and protect the family as a fundamental unit of the society, to provide care, and assistance to older Persons (Ministry of Labour, 2014), page 10.” There are currently no ongoing programmes in Kenya protecting the family as a unit.

References:

Ministry of Labour, S. S. and services. (2014). The national policy on older persons and ageing. Nairobi, Kenya. http://www.partners-popdev.org/ageing/docs/National_Policy_on_Older_Persons_and_Ageing_Kenya.pdf

So far, there is no specific law to promote the rights of unpaid family or caregivers of persons with dementia.