Help with looking after someone else

Caring for a loved one who is ill, disabled or older can be valuable and rewarding, but without the right support caring can have an impact on your health, your job, your finances and your social life.

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference for you and the person you look after.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with Carers UK – to offer you the free help, advice and support you might need at anytime, anywhere to:

  • Build networks of support
  • Find information relevant to your needs
  • Stay resilient yourself
  • Manage the care given more effectively

Their Digital Resource has been created to offer a wealth of practical, emotional, and financial information for you. Developed in response to feedback from those who are looking after someone and combined with the specialist knowledge of the Carers UK charity, it is a comprehensive, valuable free tool for everyone in our horticultural community.

Just 3 simple steps will give you access to this free resource

1/ Go to carersdigital.org

2/ Create your own personal account using our special free access code DGTL2211.

3/ Start exploring all the free products and support on offer

What’s included?

The Digital Resource includes personalised support and information, e-Learning modules, hands-on guides and useful tools to help you effectively manage your caring responsibilities and give peace of mind such as:

Access to Jointly, a care co-ordination App

  • This lets you set up a ‘circle of care’ around the person you care for. You can invite others involved in providing that care – family, friends, neighbours, professionals – to join the circle so everyone is kept in the loop and important information is centrally shared.

‘How to’ guides & resources

  • Covering key topics such as
  • Health and wellbeing: including resources around nutrition and breaks
  • Technology and Caring: includes guides on how to use technology in care
  • Working and Caring: includes guides to rights at work and seeking support at work

Financial Planning

  • A questionnaire style tool to help you think about and manage the costs associated with caring, created with Money Advice Service called ‘Thinking Ahead’.

Support for Caring

  • Including 5 x ‘About Me’ e-Learning courses on building emotional resilience and finding support. Plus, an upfront guide to caring which gives tailored advice depending on your situation.

 

About Carers UK

Carers UK is a charity whose mission is to make life better for carers.

They provide information and advice on caring, help carers connect with each other, campaign with carers for lasting change and use innovation to improve services.