A free online resource to support the vital care that people looking after family members and friends provide has been created by e-learning for healthcare (elfh, e-Learning for Healthcare is an NHS Health Education England programme, working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies, to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and train the health and social care workforce)
They hope the elearning will help you as a carer to take care of yourself and carry out your day-to-day caring role.
Who is it for?
Anyone who provides care and support to a family member or friend due to their disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem or other health and care needs.
What does it offer?
- Bespoke bite-sized elearning sessions for carers, developed with expert advice from Carers UK, with links to organisations offering more advice on topics relevant to that session. To access the elearning, select the “Supporting Unpaid Carers elearning” button at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/
- Online links and a downloadable resource guide, colour coded by topic, that provide help on issues such as your rights to benefits, support for carers and caring for those with visual or hearing impairment. To access the resources, select the “Resources” button at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/
- Access to Agylia Care who offer free guides and videos on care and support topics, including children’s care, learning disabilities and support for carers. To download the app, select the “Agylia Care” button at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/
- Specialised elearning on topics such as dementia, mental health, physical disability, infection protection and end of life care. To access this elearning, you will need to register and log in to the Carers Hub. You can do this by selecting the “Specialist elearning” button below. For instructions on how to set up your account, select the “Register” button at https://www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/supporting-unpaid-carers/