Do you pop in to check on an elderly relative, friend or neighbour daily?
Do you support someone who is seriously ill or disabled?
Do you manage a loved one’s medication?
...If your answer is yes to any of these, you are a carer.
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.
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity have teamed up with Carers UK to support unpaid carers in the Royal Navy community. An online portal has been developed that brings together Carers UK’s digital products and online resources with RNRMC funded support for carers.
To create an account and get free access to all the products and support resources visit carersdigital.org and create a new account by using your free access code DGTC4836
The Digital Resource for Carers includes e-Learning modules, factsheets, interactive guides, personalised support, and information from covering the following areas:
- Health and wellbeing: including resources around nutrition and breaks
- Support for Caring: including 5 ‘About Me’ e-Learning courses on building emotional resilience and finding support, and an 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 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
- RNRMC funded support for carers.
Other RNRMC funded support:
The Ripple Pond support adult family members of physically or psychologically injured British Armed Forces personnel and veterans. A peer support community of people who understand what you are going through. Hear from the Winch family, who were supported by The Ripple Pond, thanks to RNRMC grant funding.
To get in touch:
As well as supporting disabled children across the UK, KIDS provide support to young carers under the age of 18, whose lives are restricted in some way because they are supporting a person who is ill, has a disability, mental illness or misusing a substance. This could include a parent, sibling or close family member. A partnership with the RNRMC provides KIDS with funding to support disabled children and young carers with a parent serving in the Royal Navy.
Young carers, or those who work with them, can now use KIDS' newly launched digital hub here.