Carers Trust provides support for carers across the UK, working to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of unpaid care for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled, or has mental health or addiction problems. Their vision is that unpaid carers both be recognised as providing an invaluable role, and that they have access to the help and support they need to live their own lives. Carers Trust can be contacted by telephone, where professional staff are available to listen and respond to the needs of carers, and can provide information, advice and guidance; signposting callers to other services where appropriate.
Carers Trust also signpost people to the Jointly app, developed by Carers UK, which is designed to support people looking after a loved one, and can be used on both mobiles and computers. It aims to make caring a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised, allowing a carer to create a circle of care for the person they are looking after. Communication and co-ordination between those sharing in the care is made simpler through a number of features, including group messaging, medication and to-do lists, a calendar, and more. The app is available for free to carers in Cambridge; simply download the app, then use the Free Access Code, available from the Jointly leaflet on the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire website, to activate it.