A NEW online resource for carers in Berkshire launched this month to support them in their caring role.
It is free to use and includes a number of useful online resources, including specially tailored Apps, guides and training courses, such as:
- Jointly – a mobile App to help make caring a bit easier, less stressful and more organised;
- About Me – an e-learning course that aims to help build resilience for caring;
- Upfront Guide to Caring – this is an online assessment tool that directs carers to specific sections of Carers UK’s website for information relevant to their situation, and then produces a short action plan to help carers plan their next steps.
To access, carers just need to register on www.carersdigital.org and enter the free access code DGTL4366. Professionals can also access the digital service by following the same registration process for carers.
The new resources have been funded by the six Berkshire local authorities; Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead.
Reading’s Lead Councillor for Adult Social Care, Rachel Eden, said: “Many of us will be a carer at some point in our lives. Carers play an essential role in our community and they deserve the best advice and support in their role as well as help in maintaining their own fulfilling, independent lives.
“This new digital resource is a welcome additional support option for carers and I’d encourage anyone in a caring role to take a look at what it has to offer.”