Simple devices and apps can help make life easier.

The Jointly App – Sharing care in a central place.

So much to remember? Lots of people to tell? The Jointly App has been created to make things easier for carers. It’s a place to easily store and share information with others in the caring loop. You can set up appointments, allocate tasks, manage medication and save files so that everyone involved in the care of your loved one is kept informed.

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The Forum – Connect with other carers on this supportive, online community.

Caring for someone can sometimes be lonely and it’s rarely 9 to 5. Support services aren’t always available when you need them and friends, family or work colleagues might not understand.

Join the friendly Forum online community to access support, information and enjoy online chats with others who care for a loved one or have experience of caring.

Available to carers registered with us, the forum is moderated and managed by Carers UK.

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About Me Online Course

The About Me online course aims to help you identify and find resources, technology and sources of support to prevent your caring responsibilities from becoming overwhelming.

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Recycled Laptops

Bristol Computer Reuse.org work with stocks of laptops that are no longer required by the council, local businesses and organisations, and CSW will be donating our unwanted laptops to them. Reuse.org then sell them at a reduced rate to those most in need from as little as £99. The scheme is limited to one laptop per household for people who are either

  • on a low income
  • over 65
  • have a disability
  • have a child that receives free school meals
  • have a child that needs access to a computer for educational purposes
  • are in receipt of means tested benefits
  • are a full-time carer

Applicants should fill in the Online Form or print and complete the form and send to; Bristol Computer Reuse, Byteback IT Solutions Ltd, Unit 1 Brewery Court, North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JS. In where did you hear about us please state ‘Other’ then Carer Support Wiltshire.

Apply online or download application form https://bccscheme.bytebackitrepair.co.uk/

You can also ring 0117 3706 375 or email info@bristolcomputerreuse.org