The carers guide to the internet

When you need to find something out to help you with your caring role where do you go? It isn't always easy to find things out without spending hours on the internet getting lost down a rabbit warren of information and links. Here's a quick "go to" list from our community of carers.




Websites recommended by carers


Ask Sara - Advice, support and products that make daily living easier

NRS Healthcare - Disability and mobility Aids

RIDC.org.uk - Research Institute for Disabled Consumers

Turn2Us - Benefits advice

Special Kids Company - Special needs clothing and accessories for children

Mental Health Forum - Support with mental health issues

Different Strokes - For younger stroke survivors and their families

Fledglings- Toys, clothing and sensory products (online shop supporting the charity Contact)

HFT - Supporting people with learning disabilities - supported living, domiciliary care, respite and residential care (nationwide but not established in all areas)

Headway - The brain injury association

Meningitis Now - Formerly Meningitis Trust and Meningitis UK, now merged


What would you add to the list? - drop me a line suzanne@mobiliseonline.co.uk


Where else can I go to find reliable information?


Online communities - condition specific and local Facebook Groups can be a great place to ask a question. Most areas will have a local parent carers Facebook group too

Local carers organisation

Citizens Advice Bureau

Local professionals eg Social Worker, Social Prescriber, Link worker, Health Visitor

Local Council website or information and support website. For young people (0-25) try searching for your county or Local authority and "Local Offer"


The key thing to remember is that information can quickly become out of date, even on the internet. Quite often asking a community of people in the same situation can be the quickest route to an up to date answer. Connecting with and chatting to a network of people can also help you find out about things you didn't even know to ask about. That's why the Mobilise community of carers are central to everything Mobilise does.







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