How Rally Round works

Rally Round is a free and secure online tool that allows family members, friends and carers to organise support for someone they care about.
Features like the To-do list, email and text Notifications and the Noticeboard keep everyone in the loop.

To-do list

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Everyone can add tasks that need doing such as shopping, gardening and social activites…

Notifications

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Text and email alerts remind everyone what needs doing, who is doing what and when things need to be done

Noticeboard

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The Noticeboard means you can share any information that would be helpful for others in your network to see.
For example contact information for doctors or social care workers, important dates, favourite foods etc…

It’s easy to get started…

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Start a support network network for yourself or for someone who needs help: get started.

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Invite family and friends who could help out to join your network

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Everyone looks at what needs doing , chooses how best to help and add things for others to do

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Watch Olive’s story…

Watch how Olive’s daughter starts a network and uses Rally Round to get family and friends helping out more.

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Rally Round is safe and easy to use

Rally Round is secure. Users choose their own passwords and data is encrypted using a SSL certificate (the same technology used to secure online banking).

You can use Rally Round on any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone, keeping you upto date at work, home or on the go.

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Stay safe – 6 tips

1. Do not agree to do something and then ask someone who is not in the support group to do it for you.

2. Do not disclose information within Rally Round that you would not want disclosed to all members of the support group on a face-to-face basis.

3. If you ask someone to come into the home to do something then try and ensure someone else is there at the same time.

4. If the person / family being supported is not personally a member of your Rally Round support group then agree a regular way to keep them up to speed with what is going on.

5. Do not pay people in your network to help out.

6. Co-ordinators – Only invite people to join the support group you co-ordinate if you know and trust them.