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Support for carers 

Do you know someone who is a carer? 

Plymouth City Council can offer support to people of any age, who look after a family member, or a friend. 

Your friend or family member might need help because of disability, illness, dementia, mental health problem or drug or alcohol problem.

Many people don't know that support is available for carers, and think that caring is just part of family life. 

We can help you with

  • Information and advice 
  • Support groups 
  • Leisure and social activities 
  • Workshops and Training opportunities 
  • Carer's Card -discounts 
  • Regular Newsletters 

 Call 01752 201890 and we will tell you more about what kind of support you can get. 

Register for our FREE digital resources and get the help you need today.

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.

Plymouth City Council has teamed up with Carers UK to offer carers in our area a comprehensive solution that brings together Carers UK's digital products and online resources with our own information and support for carers onto a single webpage.

To create an account and get free access to all the products and support resources click on the link carersdigital.org and create a new account by using your free access code DGTL1922

What's included?

The Digital Resource for Carers includes e-Learning modules, factsheets, interactive guides, personalised support, and information from us covering the following areas:

  • Health and wellbeing: including resources around nutrition and breaks
  • Support for Caring: including our 5 'About Me' e-Learning courses on building emotional resilience and finding support, and our Upfront guide to caring which gives tailored advice to carers depending on their situation
  • Technology and Caring: includes guides on how to use technology in care
  • Financial Planning: includes a resource made with the Money Advice Service called 'Thinking Ahead'; a questionnaire style tool to help people think about the costs of caring
  • Working and Caring: includes guides to rights at work and seeking support at work
  • Access to all to our care co-ordination App, Jointly.
  • Young Adult Carers; an e-Learning resource for young adult carers now in adult services including, for example, advice and information for making choices about caring, and support in and about education and work
  • Your own information and support for carers in Plymouth

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