Surrey County Council has become the first local authority in the country to sign up for an innovative app that helps make caring easier for people who juggle work and looking after a loved one.
Jointly helps those supporting family or friends keep track of medication, appointments and tasks as well as connecting groups of carers so they can co-ordinate help and share information.
Surrey plans to roll out the technology developed by charity Carers UK to thousands of people from next month for free.
Jointly works on smartphones, tablets, laptops and home computers. More information about the app, which is available at the Apple and Google Play stores, can be found in a Carers UK press release.
Mel Few, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “We’re always willing to embrace innovation at the county council and Jointly takes a lot of the stress out of sharing the care by making it a lot more organised, giving family members peace of mind and those being cared for a better quality of life.”