Visits from families, friends and the local community are an essential part of daily life in care homes. But during lockdown, care homes are now constantly looking for easy and safe ways to keep residents connected with loved ones.

With all care homes accepting no visitors, the effects of being cut off from the world can be worrying and heart-breaking for residents and families alike.

TLC, the Training and Learning company, are giving free access to a vital communication hub that will enable families to stay updated with care residents during the coronavirus lockdown.

By adapting a ready-built training platform to suit care homes, the easy to use website allows families to stay connected. The hub will offer daily updates for families and care homes to easily upload and treasure memories forever. This will help care home residents who miss out on visits stay connected while families and friends remain updated about the day-to-day wellbeing of their loved ones.

The Care Hub allows users to upload social media style videos, images and voice notes that are easily accessed by the care homes for the residents. They are also providing some tablet devices to help them get connected immediately.

John Allison, director of TLC says, “We know how vital it is for people to stay in touch with their friends and relatives during this challenging time. We quickly thought of ways to offer services freely and securely to those who need to keep in contact with loved ones in care homes.”

“Keeping loved ones connected has never been more important and we’re pleased to help connect people during this lockdown period. We hope this free portal helps as many as possible within the care industry”

All content uploaded to the hub can be accessed 24/7 and is stored safely and securely. Care homes in the UK can request free access the portal by visiting https://www.tlc-uk.org/Care-Hub

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