We've teamed up with Healthwave to launch the Digital Carers campaign. We are targeting young people (18-25) and parents of under 5s to encourage them to download and use the NHS App and help mitigate against digital exclusion by providing support for digital carers.

A digital carer is someone who steps in to provide help and support for an older or vulnerable person who needs help accessing digital resources or services. It's estimated a third of adults in the UK are Digital Carers - that's up to 15 million people who are helping those who are currently excluded from using digital resources.

The campaign will signpost those who feel they would benefit from additional support to a dedicated online Healthwave Hub which will signpost them to local services, resources, networks and advice about the NHS App.

They can also join a community of digital carers by joining the #DigitalCarers Facegroup group where they can benefit from peer-to-peer advice, help tips and information from experts.

Thumbnail Title Filename Date Posted Size
DOCX file icon Digital Carers Campaign - socials for stakeholders for toolkit.docx Digital_Carers_Campaign_-_socials_for_stakeholders_for_toolkit.docx 26/01/2022 1,338.77 KB
PNG file icon Digital Carers Walsall - Orange.png Digital_Carers_Walsall_-_Orange.png 26/01/2022 3,269.58 KB
PNG file icon Digital Carers Walsall - Teal.png Digital_Carers_Walsall_-_Teal.png 26/01/2022 3,266.76 KB