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Carers Rights Day

Improving Digital Inclusion for Carers across our communities.

Improving digital inclusion and digital confidence can have a big impact upon supporting carers from across our communities. That’s one of the key messages as we celebrate Carers Rights Day today

As part of our vision to ensure that everyone can benefit from digital access to health and care services, Digital Notts are collaborating with Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations who are passionate about driving social change by helping people improve their skills and confidence to thrive in a digital world.

Since September 2021, we’ve been working with  Carers Federation | Supporting carers of all ages, a national organisation based in Nottingham, providing support and guidance to carers throughout England to embed digital skills support into their work with carers.

 

We’ve helped over 200 of our most vulnerable residents and carers, via workshops, 121 coaching sessions and training sessions for Digital Health Champions, helping residents to gain the skills, confidence, motivation and connectivity to do more with digital, whilst also enabling them to improve their health, care and wellbeing through targeted, person-centred support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roz Lynch, 

Carers Lead at Carers Federation

‘… the partnership with Digital Notts is helping carers to understand the NHS App. We plan to embed the use of the NHS App in all our service provision, as it can make a real difference to unpaid carers and helps reduce their caring roles.’

One of the key features most beneficial for carers, is the ‘Linked Profile’ function. This feature enables family members and carers to access the NHS App on their behalf.  Through a Linked Profile, a designated family member or carer can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and view their health record where appropriate.

To find out more about the NHS App visit the NHS website:

About the NHS App – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

For more details on our Community and Voluntary Sector Collaboration Scheme, contact Digital Notts email: nnicb-nn.digital.notts@nhs.net