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West Sussex residents who care for relatives, partners, or friends can now access free digital resources to help them juggle tasks.
Carers guides, e-learning tools and details of nearby information and support are all available, as well as the ‘Jointly’ app – created by the charity Carers UK. Jointly enables users to set up circles of care, where all those involved in someone’s care can share information and messages between them. Carers who sign up can also set appointments, allocate tasks, save files and manage medication.
An estimated 5.8 million British adults have never used the internet at all.
Britain is facing a “digital skills crisis” with more than 12 million adults lacking basic digital knowhow, MPs have said.
The Commons science and technology committee said systemic problems with digital education and training were costing the economy an estimated £63bn a year in lost income. Only urgent action from government, industry, schools and universities could prevent the skills shortage damaging future productivity and competitiveness, it said.