Online care service launches new brokerage team

Online care marketplace is introducing a team of brokers to help those who have difficulty accessing the internet.
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June 24, 2010 - PRLog -- is launching a new system to help people who have difficulty using the internet to access the thousands of care products and services on the site. already features more than 40,000 care product and support service providers and allows people to research, compare and purchase via the site.

To increase its accessibility to those with care needs, it is taking on a team of experienced care brokers.

The team will be on hand from October 1st, the date of the official consumer launch, to take calls and assist people who are unable to use the internet, in finding care products and services from the wide range of companies and organisations listed on the site.

Jonathan Barnes,’s managing director, said: “The aim of is to offer choice and independence to everyone who requires care and support, therefore we need to be fully inclusive.

“Some people may find it difficult to use the internet, or simply prefer to talk to somebody one-to-one.

“Our brokerage service will mean that even more people will have access to the products, support or services that are right for them.”

Mr Barnes added that the move would also help care product and service suppliers access a wider audience for their product ranges. enables care product and service providers to advertise their products for free, with no costs incurred until a sale is made.

To find out more about promoting your products or services on the site, call 020 8426 9215 or visit


Editors’ notes
Founded by Karen Garner, an experienced social worker and champion of independence, choice and control in the care sector, is a complete one-stop online service for all people who need care and support., which officially launches on October 1st, enables the widest choice and fullest control.  It is free to those who require care and support.

Users are able to securely manage their personal finances and search for suppliers of care products and services in their area.

For more information, visit

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