Discover for Carers
DISCOVER aimed to familiarise carers with digital technologies and embed them in their day-to-day lives.
DISCOVER aims to familiarise carers with digital technologies and embed them in their day- to-day lives.
Digital technologies can transform the experience of those receiving care, whether this care is provided by a friend or family member to a loved one or by a paid care worker to a client.
However, this requires carers and often the cared-for person to be familiar with these technologies in the first place. DISCOVER uses digital technologies to enable carers to find the information they need, when they need it and in an appropriate format.
It is about carers using digital technologies as an everyday part of their care routine and thus removing the boundaries between formal learning and experiences that take place at home. For example, carers can watch short video clips on caring in the videos section of the DISCOVER website and, later, discuss or share an idea with other carers accessing DISCOVER.