Discover – Digital Skills for carers was launched at a Carers Celebration which took place on the 21st June 2012 at the New Bingley Hall in Birmingham, England. The event was put together by the Birmingham Carers Centre in recognition of the positive difference all carers, both formal and informal in Birmingham, make to those that they care for and in the long run, the communities that they live in. It was great to see so many carers, of varying ages, nationalities and backgrounds joining hands to celebrate all that they do well!
Digital Birmingham were proud to launch Discover, on behalf of all Partners, at this event. We spoke to an array of people who were keen to learn more about the project and what incentives and qualifications it may be able to offer them and how this could better their lives in the long run. The key thing that both Annette and I observed was that a majority of carers were keen to have some sort of involvement in future trials, however dependent on what their personal situations were like at the time.
Overall a successful launch – A big thumbs up to Tina Donovan, Manager of Birmingham Carers Centre and all of her Partners in arranging a hugely successful event to mark the end of the UK's National Carers week. If you would like to sign up for updates on the project, please go to http://www.discover4carers.eu for more information.