We will be developing some resources for working carers as part of the Work With Us project. In the meantime, the following tools and resources may be helpful:
Your caring role
Work and care
A Carers Heart Podcast – a twice-monthly evidence-based resource to support carers with understanding the emotions they experience and help them to develop emotional resilience and psychological flexibility.
Everybody Blurts Podcast – a weekly chat with a different expert, giving a professional lowdown on depression, wellbeing and the support available.
Developed by Carers UK, Jointly is a mobile and online app that’s designed by carers for carers. Jointly makes caring easier, less stressful and more organised by making communication and coordination between those who share the care as easy as a text message.
With Jointly you can create a circle of care for the person you’re looking after. Once you’ve set up your Jointly circle you can start using Jointly to organise care.
You can use it on your own or you can invite other people to join you and share the care. Features include tasks/lists which you can assign to members of the circle, a calendar, medication history, contacts list and chat function. It’s a great way for working carers to manage their caring role whilst busy at work.
Jointly works on iPhone, iPad, Android devices and on most modern web browsers (home computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc). You can purchase a Jointly circle with an one-off payment of £2.99 either through the Apple or Google Play stores or on the Jointly website.
We will highlight new and useful resources in our monthly working carers e-newsletter.