- New online support platform, developed by the Unit of Academic Primary Care for people with caring responsibilities
- Care Companion provides a unique, personalised experience for carers seeking help, advice and support – or just looking for ideas to take time out
- Carers living in Coventry and Warwickshire can register for the Care Companion at: carecompanion.org.uk
Carers in Coventry and Warwickshire have a new helping hand to guide towards the vital information needed on looking after a friend or relative, and to help cope with the day to day challenges that may occur.
Care Companion helps with the emotional, social, day-to-day organisational and other demands of caring. It has been designed with people who care for older people in mind, with funding from Coventry and Rugby CCG, South Warwickshire CCG and Warwickshire County Council.
The platform ensures that carers have access to information, personalised to their individual circumstances, at the time that is needed. It helps them to stay on top of the process of coordinating appointments, vital contacts and other key data for the person who they care for, including keeping a diary of significant events that have affected them.
Background paper on the development of Care Companion: Dale J, Loew J, Nanton V, Grason Smith G. Coproduction of a Theory-Based Digital Resource for Unpaid Carers (The Care Companion): Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Aging 2018;1(1):e1. DOI: 10.2196/aging.9025