Carers in Sheffield have access to the Digital Resource for Carers, provided by Carers UK and Sheffield Council.
This online resource offers valuable, comprehensive and up to date information for carers to support them in their caring role. There are a number of sections with information, short e-learning sessions and links to more detailed information and resources. It is all free to access.
The main sections are:
Health & wellbeing. This covers resilience, coping strategies, wellbeing and mood, nutrition and taking a break.
Support for caring. This includes a guide to self-advocacy, including sections on body language and tone, assertiveness, influencing and negotiating.
MyBackUp A guide to contingency planning, completed online with copy then emailed to the carer.
Technology and caring. This includes information on how technology can support caring, what solutions are available and how to access relevant products and services.
Carers have free access to Jointly. This is a mobile or online co-ordination app for those who share care. It includes group chat, notes, tasks lists, calendar, medication, contacts list.
Financial planning. This includes thinking ahead: the cost of care and support, financial support (including with benefits, health costs, debt etc.) and managing someone’s affairs.
Working and skills
To use the Digital Resource
go to www.carersdigital.org
If you are using it for the first time, you will need to create new account. To do this, type in your email address and a personal password which you need to remember, and the free access code DGTL9764 (You only need to use this code once when you are creating your account)
You will then be sent an email from the site admin – click on the link and type in your email address and personal password.
You now have access to all of the resources on the site and you can access as many times as you like. Go to log in, type in your email address and personal password
Updated 21 June 2022