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Digital Resource for Carers

Our Digital Resource for Carers brings together a number of digital products and online resources, to help organisations provide comprehensive information and support for carers.

With demand for care rising as budgets are being squeezed, we are all looking for effective and affordable ways to improve the lives of carers.

We aim to use our 50 years' experience to help organisations deliver quality support services that will help carers manage caring responsibilities alongside work and family life.

We believe that technology has a vital role to play in supporting carers and digital solutions can prove both cost effective and highly beneficial.

That is why we have developed our Digital Resource - a suite of digital products and online resources to help you get the best results for carers.

Helping you meet your duties under the Care Act

There are over 108,000 carers in Surrey and as budgets get tighter we need to work smarter in reaching out to them. Embedding digital as part of service transformation will allow us to provide greater levels of support to more carers - more effectively and more cost effectively.

Critically, the Digital Resource for Carers will help local authorities meet their Care Act duties on information and advice, prevention and wellbeing, and deliver on the NHSE and ADASS Memorandum of Understanding to support carers across health and social care.

We are proud to be offering this resource to carers in our area through joint work with our partners in health and community services.

– John Bangs, Surrey County Council

What is the Digital Resource for Carers?

The core elements of the Digital Resource are:

  • About Me: building resilience for carers: an e-learning resource that helps carers identify and build networks of support and promotes their self-care.
  • Jointly: Carers UK's care co-ordination app for people sharing care.
  • 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.
  • Upfront Guide to Caring: a simple assessment tool to guide people new to caring or seeking support for the first time to navigate the Carers UK website.
  • Looking after someone: Carers Rights Guide: which helps carers understand their rights as a carer and where to go for financial or practical help.
  • Being Heard - a self-advocacy guide for carers: which helps carers develop the skills to self-advocate.
  • Technology and care: Information on how technology can support caring, what solutions are available and how to access relevant products and services.

The resources are hosted on a tailored, joint-branded webpage specifically designed for the exclusive use of your service users and/or employees with caring responsibilities.

In addition to the Carers UK resources provided we will customise your web page to include links to information and resources relevant to your organisation.

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Added benefits

Dashboard: Once your webpage is live, through your Administrator’s Dashboard, you can access data on use and outcomes that can help you tailor and target your support more effectively.

Free material: Through your Dashboard you can access material that can help you promote and effectively roll out the Digital Resource for Carers. These include:

  • a template email, which you can send to carers known to you (and to organisations who come in contact with carers)
  • a leaflet, which you can attach to your email or distribute separately
  • a poster, which you can display in communal areas where carers are likely to be (internally in your organisation or at GPs, local libraries, etc.)
  • a rollout toolkit with ideas of how to effectively roll out the resource.

Additional resources: Carers UK develops a number of e-learning resources that you can choose to add to the Digital Resource for Carers. See our e-learning courses here.

Find out more

Click here for a list of service providers currently offering the Digital Resource to carers in their area.

Click here to see an example page from one of our partners.

Download our brief guide to the Digital Resource for Carers for detailed information. 

To find out more about the Digital Resource for Carers or to discuss your specific requirements contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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