National volunteering charity TimeBank has partnered with Carers UK to support carers with an e-mentoring project.
Over six million people in the UK act as unpaid carers for ill friends or family. As part of the project, TimeBank will recruit, train and support volunteers who have caring experience and who would like to act as mentors to other carers. Mentors are able to share their own experience and techniques that have helped them, and to offer guidance and support through a dedicated and secure web-based messaging site.
Helen Walker, Chief Executive of TimeBank, says: “Because of the intensive nature of caring, many carers find it difficult to arrange appointments outside the home, so e-mentoring is an ideal way to offer emotional and practical support. And it’s available to carers when it’s most convenient for them.”
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