Virtual Hub Welcome to our new Virtual Carers Hub. A place to access useful resources online. Looking for help and prefer not to phone us? You you can refer yourself to us online here On line support for carers On Line Benefits Calculator Turn to Us provides information online about benefits - you can see more about this here Turn to Us - video Mobilise 'A community of people helping each other look after someone we love. With our carer-led content, we share practical, emotional and financial tips for caring. Come on in and find the support you need.' ***New*** Living with Dementia Toolkit Developed by the University of Exeter in conjunction with Innovations in Dementia, the Living with Dementia Toolkit is for people with dementia and their carers. This set of resources is based on research, and the expert experiences of people with dementia and their carers. The resources aim to: give hope for the future; inspire through examples of real-life experiences; offer ideas to help ‘live your life as you choose’ E-Learning Access free online e-learning courses here Wellbeing quotes for unpaid carers from Matthew McKenzie, carer Matthew says 'these quotes I have put together to help unpaid carers combat negative feelings they can go through.' Wellbeing quotes for unpaid carers Dementia Virtual Carers Centre from Dementia Carers Count COVID19 Resources from Social Care Institute for Excellence 'Caring safely at home' 'Guide for carers and family supporting adults and children with learning disabilities or autistic adults and children' Autism The Clinical Commissioning Group for Herefordshire and Worcestershire has produced four videos on autism and sensory-friendly environments, co-produced with people with a lived experience of autism. These explore the experiences of autistic people going to see their GP, explain what is meant by ‘sensory needs’, and describe simple and straightforward reasonable adjustments that can be made. The links can be found HERE or viewed via YouTube as below: Through the Autistic Lens Making a Difference The Sensory System Improving the Lives of Autistic People Carers UK have developed their Jointly App designed which aims to make 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 are looking after. Once you have 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 and the App works on iPhone, iPad, Android devices and on most modern web browsers (home computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc). You can find more information about the Jointly App here Advice for supporting your child’s mental health Some useful videos for parents on a wide range of mental health topics here Staying Active and Independent A range of information and resources to help us stay active, independent and live well for longer Living Well For Longer in Worcestershire - LifeCurve™ ICOPE Resistance Band Circuit - YouTube Living Well in Later Life (lifecurve.uk) We'll be updating this page with more resources soon, so do check back regularly!