• Claire Cook

#79 | Results from 17th April

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

Go go gadget

Yesterday we asked: What household gadget could you not live without?

All sorts of gadgets were mentioned in our responses, from kettles to walk-in showers. From our mobile phones to soup makers.

But there was a clear winner, with 37% of the response - the humble washing machine!

The right gadget can be life changing in our caring role - and for our cared-for. Certainly having a washing machine saves us hours in our day to day life. But consider also the dignity, and hygiene a walk in shower or bath could provide. The rest our bodies would get from a hoist. The freedom a mobility scooter could give. Or the joy a communication aid could bring. And even our kettles - allowing us our beloved daily cuppas and perhaps 5 moments of 'me time'.

If you have a specific challenge right now, then the right gadget may be out there to make life that little easier or even, a lot easier. Our Go Go Gadget Carers blog, is a great guide to getting started with gadgets, how to get professional support for aids for your cared-for, and includes gadget recommendations from carers in our community.

And for those of us old enough to remember.....

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.