Computers 4 Carers
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Do you have any

computer equipment

you no longer need?

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Is it under

5 years old?

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Then you can

help a carer fight isolation


Carers news paper article

I would like to say that the move to online public services could leave some of the poorest pensioners and family carers without vital support.
However, this is not the only problem. We have enabled as volunteers, many family carers to get on the internet when they could not afford to buy equipment, but often carers are daunted with the task of having to learn IT when they already they have so little time to spare because of caring commitments.

A little time and thought helping family carers to learn the internet in their own home would be greatly appreciated. It is no good putting services on line to help carers if they do not have access to the internet.
Even if the cost of buying equipment is not a problem then learning internet skills when the full time carer cannot leave the family home is a problem.
Our voluntary family carers across the UK were lucky because we were able to access our forum where we all learnt how to use the internet from one another.
Who will carry on trying to get family carers on the internet when I have to step down? Please will someone think of what a massive problem this is for family carers.

Wendy Maxwell MBE


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Thursday, February 12, 2015
4:05 PM

carers tablet training

Carers have been getting to grips with the latest technology thanks to a free course at Hellesdon Library.

The session on how to use computer tablets was organised by Chill4Us carers group, which runs a website for carers, with the help of
 social welfare law and tech charity Lasa.

Wendy Maxwell, founder of Chill4Us, said caring can be isolating at times and using the internet to find out information and engage with other carers was an important lifeline for
many, which is why the charity has also been providing computers for carers.










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sun logoCaring for a loved one is often a lonely task because of the many hours spent caring, along with having little money or support.
Carers Allowance is the lowest benefit there is, and there are many carers who do not even realize they are a carer.
Most carers are unable to leave the house due to not being able to leave the person they care for on their own, which can obviously leave the carer feeling isolated.  Because of this many carers feel depressed or have a lack of self worth.

We at Computers4Carers understand these issues, which is why our unpaid staff campaign to give the carer a window to the outside world - a free laptop, if they live in Norfolk and are in receipt of benefits and do not have any access to the internet.
The carer then can get shopping on line, do banking, access services and find support but most of all make friends.