The internet is a great resource for carers.
You can connect with other carers. You can access information to maintain or improve your wellbeing. You can learn how to care for someone; all through the internet.
For some, this might feel daunting, but there are resources that can help you develop your confidence using the internet.
The Learn My Way website covers topics that will help improve your internet skills. You can learn how to use the internet and send emails, how to socialise using social media, make video calls and online shopping. It also covers how to access Universal Credit online. There are many more topics. Visit website.
Adapting your Computer
If you need to adapt your computer because you have an issue with vision, hearing, motor skills and memory, My Computer My Way can help. Visit website.
It is important that you have the chance to talk to other carers. This can help reduce isolation and loneliness. You can find ideas on how to care from people who are also caring.
Most large charities have an on-line forum so you can ask other carers for advice and support.
Carers UK's Online Forum. To visit.
Alzheimer’s Society's Talking Point. To visit.
British Heart Foundation's Health Unlocked. To visit.
Scope's Online Community. To visit.
Stroke Association's My Stroke Guide. To visit.
National Autistic Society's Online Community. To visit.
These are just a few organisations available. Search for the organisation that supports the condition of the person you care for to see what support is available for carers.
Looking after your health by Carers UK. Visit website.
The NHS app allows you to order repeat prescriptions and book appointments. Visit website.
The NHS also recommends a number of apps that you can use to support your health. Visit website.
One You by NHS. Visit website.
Fitness Studio exercise videos by NHS. Visit website.