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09/10/2020    New digital support available for Lincolnshire’s unpaid carers

Lincolnshire County Council is working with Carers UK to launch two new digital platforms, with the goal of making life better for unpaid carers.

Jointly is a new app that aims to make caring for an older, ill or disabled loved one less stressful by better connecting those who share the care. Jointly allows carers to easily store important information about their dependents - making passing information along to fellow carers simple - along with the option to allocate tasks, manage medication and more. It is free to make an account, and users will also have access to a range of online resources to safeguard their own wellbeing and identify sources of support. Unpaid carers interested in signing up just need to visit carersdigital.org and make an account using the access code #DGTL1946. Or, you can download the additional resources below for more information.

Jointly A4 info sheet

Jointly A5 flyer

The Council is also working with Lincoln-based charity Every-One and Carers UK’s to encourage organisations to sign up to the Employers for Carers (EfC) forum. Created to assist employers in supporting their staff who are unpaid carers, EfC ensures that employers have the knowledge to retain and manage employees with caring responsibilities. Launched in 2009 as an employers’ membership forum, EfC now has over 215 member organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors. The forum provides hands-on advice and support for employers, with the benefits including:

  • A dedicated website featuring resources for managers and employees
  • Practical guides and advice for managers and carers including case studies, model policies, FAQs and tools and tips

To access the free resources, simply log on to www.efcdigital.org and register using your email address and the access code #EFC1946. The access code is the same for everyone and can be provided to all employees.