Essex County Council has launched a new digital service to support unpaid carers.
It has taken up the Mobilise service, aiming to reach around 30,000 unpaid carers in the county, reflecting their role in helping relatives, neighbours and friends live independently.
The service includes a five-part email course as a foundation for providing care, an online support community, a function for booking telephone support, a carers’ mini-assessment and further information on local carer support services.
The service is free and is led by carers themselves.
Essex County Council’s cabinet member for adult social care and health Cllr John Spence said: “We want to identify more carers and provide additional support, so carers can continue to provide their crucial care and enjoy positive lives.
“We want to create a carers’ community in Essex and Mobilise is a great way for us to achieve this by helping carers to connect, reducing isolation and helping get the right support to the people that need it.”
Amended on 5 January pm to reflect further information on council adopting existing Mobilise service