Getting Carers Connected – A New Service


‘Getting Carers Connected’ is a new project funded jointly by the National Garden Scheme and Herts County Council that aims to empower carers and provide them with the skills to use IT and the internet confidently. They will be shown how to access services, shop online, keep in touch with people using email or through social networking sites – helping them to alleviate their social isolation and stress, enabling them to be more independent, and opening up endless possibilities for them and their families.

Sheelagh Taylor – CEO Crossroads Care said “Once carers are trained and more confident it will open new doors to practical support and advice. They can learn to shop on line, send emails and find out how to use Skype to keep in touch with friends and family or just search the internet for information and advice. We hope that learning these new skills will improve their wellbeing and make a difference to their lives.”

We are looking for volunteers to support the programme to pass on their I.T skills to our carers both within their homes and in local workshops.

If you would like to help and be involved in something new and exciting by making a difference to the lives of individuals and giving something back to your community then please get in touch with us at Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North.

If you are interested in this very special project then please contact Isabel Bauckham, our Project Co-ordinator on 01462 455578, or alternatively email ibauckham@hertfordshirecrossroads-north.org.uk.