Carers Matter Norfolk - Helping you to be Connected

Helping you to be connected


How we can help you


We can help you by lending you equipment, and then helping you to buy your own if you want to, and by providing personalised one-to-one training and advice.


If you would like to give it a try you can borrow one of our digital tablets.


It’s completely free and it’s a great opportunity to give it a go. If you try it and decide

it’s not for you, that’s fine! However, if you find it helpful and enjoy being online, your Family Carer Practitioner can give you support to buy your own.


While you have the tablet on loan a volunteer can talk to you one-to-one to teach you how to use it. They can answer any questions you have about the tablet or the internet, and they will reassure you about how to stay safe while you are online.


Do you want to know more?


If you are interested in having a go, would like more information or would like to be shown what the digital tablet is like before you decide, simply let your Family Carer Practitioner know and can talk to you about it and then make the necessary arrangements.


Other ways to keep in touch with family and friends


If you feel that this is not for you, but you would like help to keep in touch with family and friends more easily. Ask your Family Carer Practitioner about alternative devices designed to make video calling as simple and straightforward as possible.


Stay connected


Being ‘online’ is a useful way for you to stay connected. We can help you have the skills and confidence to do what you want to do online. This could include:


Practical tasks
• Shopping online – for groceries or other goods
• Completing online forms
• Paying bills and banking online
• Booking GP appointments and ordering prescriptions
• Finding out about local services.


We can talk you through how to do these and how to stay safe and secure online.


Leisure activities and hobbies
• Finding out about topics that interest you such as cooking, sport, arts, craft, music and more
• Catching up on episodes of your favourite TV shows or radio programmes
• Reading eBooks
• Listening to your favourite music.
Connecting with family and friends
• Sending emails to family and friends
• Staying in touch with people using social media
• Joining in with video calls.


Please contact your Family Carer Practitioner for more information.
You can contact us
Monday to Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 10am-2pm
Advice Line 0800 083 1148
carersmatternorfolk.org.uk

*Details correct at time of listing 3/11/21

Contact

Telephone

E-mail
info@carersmatternorfolk.org.uk
Website
www.carersmatternorfolk.org.uk
Organisation
Carers Matter Norfolk

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9am-8pm Saturday 10am-2pm