We've teamed up with Healthwave to launch the Digital Carers campaign. We are targeting young people (18-25) and parents of under 5s to encourage them to download and use the NHS App and help mitigate against digital exclusion by providing support for digital carers.
A digital carer is someone who steps in to provide help and support for an older or vulnerable person who needs help accessing digital resources or services. It's estimated a third of adults in the UK are Digital Carers - that's up to 15 million people who are helping those who are currently excluded from using digital resources.
The campaign will signpost those who feel they would benefit from additional support to a dedicated online Healthwave Hub which will signpost them to local services, resources, networks and advice about the NHS App.
They can also join a community of digital carers by joining the #DigitalCarers Facebook group where they can benefit from peer-to-peer advice, help tips and information from experts.
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