Are You a Carer?
is an information and support service run by six organisations working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon; give us a call to find out how we can support you.
Helpline (open Monday-Friday 8am to 6pm and Saturday mornings 9am to 1pm)
03456 434 435
Benefits to carers include:
- a regular newsletter with information about events, groups and training in your area;
- a Carer Alert Card to ensure the person you care for gets help if something unexpected happens to you;
- contact with someone to give you advice and support; and,
- help accessing time off from caring.
To find out about how we handle information, including confidential information about carers, please click here.
If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you
by calling 03456 434435.
Active Devon also leads 115 walks every week across the county and are especially keen to welcome anyone who wants to join a walk in Carers Week. Search for Active Devon's 'Walking for Health' walks at www.walkingfor health.org.uk
Please call our helpline on 03456 434 435 if you have any questions about any of our Carers Week walks. Don't forget to check out other news and information in our latest newsletter by clicking here
* WHAT IS DEVON CARERS *
Devon Carers provides information, assessment and support for carers living in the Devon County Council area or caring for someone living in the Devon County Council area. We have staff based all across Devon.
Devon Carers is run by six organisations working together to improve the quality of services for carers in Devon, whatever your age, whoever you care for. The six organisations are Westbank, Action East Devon, Exeter CVS, Taw and Torridge CVS, Young Devon and Hikmat.
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
- Caring for a parent
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
- Telling people
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
- Taking a break
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
- Housing and carers
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carers support groups
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.