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What resources are included?

The Digital Resource for Carers brings together a wealth of content to ensure carers have access to useful information and advice on key areas.

These include:

Health & Wellbeing

In this section carers will find resources to help support their own physical and emotional health and wellbeing as well as information…

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Support for caring

Caring for someone can be valuable and rewarding, but without the right support caring can have health, financial and social impacts. This section includes a range…

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Technology and caring

This section focuses on how technology can support care and caring. Resources include…

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Financial planning

This section helps carers think about financial planning and gives them tools and information to get started. Resources include…

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Working and caring

This section aims to support carers who are juggling work and care, thinking of leaving or returning to work. Resources include…

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The resources are hosted on a tailored, joint-branded webpage specifically designed for the exclusive use of your service users.

Health & Wellbeing

In this section carers will find resources to help support their own physical and emotional health and wellbeing as well as information about supporting the health and wellbeing of the person they look after.

Resources include:

  • E-Learning: The role of good nutrition when caring for someone: an e-Learning course that aims to help carers understand the role of nutrition both for themselves as well as the person they are looking after.
  • Spotlight on nutrition: Essential reading guides on the role of nutrition and hydration, including a series of guides focusing on specific conditions and offering information on how to provide a balanced diet when caring for someone with cancer, COPD, stroke and dementia.
  • Looking after your health: Resources about how to seek support from your GP, get enough sleep, care for your back, cope with stress and depression, cope with difficult feelings and more.
  • Taking a break: Information and factsheets on taking a break.

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Support for caring

Caring for someone can be valuable and rewarding, but without the right support caring can have health, financial and social impacts. This section includes a range of resources to support carers.

Resources include:

  • E-Learning: About Me: building resilience for carers: a resource that helps carers identify and build networks of support and promotes their self-care.
  • Upfront guide to caring: This is a simple tool for carers who are new to the maze of benefits and entitlements.
  • Looking after someone - information and support for carers: our guide for anyone caring for family or friends. The guide outlines carers’ rights and gives an overview of the practical and financial support available.
  • Being Heard: a guide to self-advocacy for carers: Carers UK’s self-advocacy guide helps carers navigate a confusing system, get their message across and cope with complex thoughts and emotions when they are caring.
  • Factsheets and practical support for carers: Our factsheets break down the complex issues simply and accurately so that carers can get the full picture of the support available and how to get it.
  • Atlas of caregiving: An Atlas CareMap helps you understand a person’s care ecosystem, showing who cares for whom, and how.
  • E-Learning: Young Adult Carers: This course offers information and advice for young carers aged 18-24 years.

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Technology and caring

This section focuses on how technology can support care and caring.

Resources include:

  • Jointly: Developed by Carers UK, Jointly is an innovative mobile and online app (web, iOS, Android) that is designed by carers for carers. Jointly makes caring easier, less stressful and more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
  • Technology and caring resources: Technology can help carers be more efficient, reduce unplanned visits or hospitalisation, take some of the worry out of caring and give you and the person you care for more independence. We have produced a range of resources to help carers understand how technology can them and the person they look after, including our guide Supporting carers with technology offering lots of useful information about how to access and pay for technology as well as what types of technology can be relevant to carers.

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Financial planning

This section helps carers think about financial planning and gives them tools and information to get started.

Resources include

  • Thinking ahead: the cost of care and support: This resource helps carers understand the cost of care and support, the impact of caring on work and the impact of caring on household expenditure and discusses how to manage money and what help might be available.
  • Financial support: Information about entitlements or how to get help with health costs, debt, household finances or pension.

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Working and caring

This section aims to support carers who are juggling work and care, thinking of leaving or returning to work.

Resources include:         

  • Supporting carers at work – a carer’s guide: a guide designed to help carers cope with the pressures of work and care.
  • Requesting flexible working: a step-by-step guide to flexible working and how to make a request.
  • Seeking support: Discusses the range of support both in and out of the workplace, and the different levels of support needed at different times.
  • Thinking of leaving work: Our quick guide explores the options carers have if you thy thinking of leaving work.

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