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Carers UK has launched an innovative new app to make life a bit easier for family carers

Technology can’t make you a better carer, but it could make your life more manageable.  This is the reasoning behind a pioneering app called Jointly which was created by one of our favourite charities Carers UK. So we were intrigued to find out a little more.

Jointly offers a simple, practical way to share information about the person you’re caring for with everyone else who might be helping to look after them. (You invite other family and friends to join your ‘circle of care’ group).

The app has some very useful features including a calendar (where you can add hospital appointments for example so that everyone can see them) and a contacts page where you can add vital information such as medication.

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia you probably know how complicated daily life can be. We particularly like Jointly because it encourages families to share the care (and makes it pretty simple to do so), rather than allowing one poor person to get dumped with it.