Welcome to our Carers Shop, including handpicked services and products to help you.
If you’re not sure what help is available just Ask Bridgit.
As a social business we invest our profits into our mission to support family carers all over the UK.
- All Products and Services
- Back Care
- Bed and Chair Care
- Carer Services
- Dressing and Comfort
- Eating and Drinking
- Health and Wellbeing
- Household and Kitchen
- Leisure and Wellness
- Moving and Handling
- Physical Therapy
- Technology Enabled Care
- Wheelchair Accessories
- Wheelchair Cushions
Bridgit is the easy to use technology that Bridges the gap between family carers and their loved ones. Enabling individuals to stay living independently in the their own homes for longer.Bridgit simply attaches to the front of your fridge via it's inbuilt magnets (or fixing kit) and is available in a number of different colours. The internal sensors passively collect 40 different data points from the elderly user and their home, as well as providing an accessible interface to send and receive simple messages and health assessments.
- Easy to use - No wires or phone line needed. Simple to use screen and 6 week battery life.
- Simple to install - Just take out of box, charge and place on fridge via magnets or the simple fixing kit.
- Discreet - Single unit monitors health and home conditions to inform & flag issues.
- Supportive - Supporting you with calendar reminders, appointments, weather information and messages.
- Extendable - Options to link to Alexa and other health sensors in the home via it's Bluetooth hotspot (e.g. BP monitors).
- employment rights,
- best practice and policies
- resolving workplace conflict
- Watch Serial Number (S/N)
- The Watch MAC
- Your Watch Order Number
Many do not recognise themselves as carers.They are parents, grandparents, children, partners, friends or neighbours doing what needs to be done to maintain a quality of life for those they are looking after. Sunderland Carers Centre is here to help you. Whether you are caring for young children, parents, grandparents, extended family members or friends, by adopting a “whole family” approach. Each member of a family will experience different caring roles and Sunderland Carers aim is to identify and support every need.
- Carers’ Assessments and reviews
- Coffee and Chat support groups in North and Central Lancashire
- Regular magazines providing information on local groups, activities and courses
- Support for contingency and emergency planning
- A huge range of Digital resources
- Access to a CHAT line manned by empathetic and helpful people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
- Access to Volunteer Befriending and Sitting in Services to help you take a break from caring and provide additional company and support
- Access to other community, health and wellbeing services
- Opportunities to volunteer, make friends and provide support for others
- Carers’ Awareness Brieﬁngs
- explaining hospital processes
- communicating needs or concerns toward staff
- emotional and End of Life support
- attending meetings with you
- ensuring you are involved in the care of the person you care for whilst they are in hospital, or supporting you to use the time to have a break from caring
- speaking to you about benefits, carer's assessments and signposting you to other services
- reporting on your experiences to hospital management.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recognises that carers play an important role in the continuing care of many of our patients during their hospital stay and in planning their discharge.By implementing best practice, they want to promote the health and independence of carers. This is achieved though working closely with you as your knowledge and experience of caring for your loved one or patient is absolutely invaluable. It is because of this that they look to involve carers in all aspects of patient care, including offering flexible visiting hours so you can help with meal times, or getting washed and dressed. How we achieve this:
- Early Identification and recognition of carers of all ages
- Identifying and recognising your commitment as carers
- Ensuring you are aware that you have certain rights as a carer, including the right to a carer’s assessment
- Allowing you to make choices about your caring role
- Actively seeking patients’ permission to share information with carers
- Involving you in patients’ discharge planning and offering relevant support
- Monitoring your experience and satisfaction through surveys and carer organisation feedback
- Identifying and supporting patients with a caring responsibility
- Keeping you informed of patient condition
- Ensuring information is shared with you to facilitate a safe admission and discharge
- Sign post you to external support agencies such as Local Carers Centres
- Carers who are patients themselves may have a special need for both a longer convalescence and more respite care for the person they look after. They may need additional support on discharge, as well as to be directed to sources of support.
- Offering you additional support during this period. We know this can be a scary time.
- Talking to hospital staff to ensure you get the information you need whilst the person you care for is in hospital.
- Providing information about discharge processes and procedures and continuing care.