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Your Wellbeing and Technology

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.

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.

Online Courses for Free

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.

The Open University offers several courses for free.
Web Guide. Visit website.
Digital Literacy - succeeding in a digital world. Visit website.
Using the internet safely. 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.

Connecting with other carers

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 physical health

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

Looking after your mental health

Coping with stress and depression by Carers UK. Visit website

Every Mind Matters by NHS. Visit website

How to cope when supporting someone else by Mind. Visit website

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