Free digital resources for carers in West Sussex

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West Sussex residents who care for relatives, partners, or friends can now access free digital resources to help them juggle tasks.

Carers guides, e-learning tools and details of nearby information and support are all available, as well as the ‘Jointly’ app – created by the charity Carers UK.

Jointly enables users to set up circles of care, where all those involved in someone’s care can share information and messages between them.

Carers who sign up can also set appointments, allocate tasks, save files and manage medication.

Helping them to organise their workload and communicate with others sharing care responsibilities, the app normally costs £2.99 but is free for West Sussex residents when they register for the online tools and use the promotional code DGTL2948.

Peter Catchpole, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health, said: “We already use technology in so many ways - banking, shopping, entertainment, connecting and socialising - so it makes perfect sense that it can make a real difference when caring for someone.

“I hope carers across West Sussex will take this chance to check out the app for free and see what benefits it could have for them.”

For more information and to register visit www.carersdigital.org

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