Just for carers

We provide unpaid carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role.

Am I a carer?

Becoming a carer can happen gradually or it may have been a sudden change in circumstances. We can support you.

The Carer Alert Card

Our Alert Card gives you the peace of mind that steps are taken to ensure the safety of the person you care for.

Register as a carer

For information, advice and support, you can easily register with us and we’ll be in touch.

Tom O’Flaherty Supports New Campaign

We are delighted to have Exeter Chiefs Winger, Tom O’Flaherty supporting our new campaign to reach as many of the 100,000+ unpaid carers in Devon who are not currently receiving support.

“It’s great to be involved with Devon Carers and raising awareness of the support available to so many people who are unpaid carers.”

Tom O’Flaherty, Exeter Chiefs

We’re here to support you and help make things easier where we can. There’s a great deal of information and knowledge we have at Devon Carers, which we use to save you time and provide support tailored to your needs.

The quickest and easiest way is for you to register with us. You can complete a full online registration by clicking here and you’ll be sent a Welcome pack and Carers ID card within 2 weeks.

If would like more information before registering then enter your name and email on the short form. We’ll follow this up with an email to you.

You can of course, ask a question via Live Chat ‘ask’ or call us on 01392 307720.

If you are struggling with your caring role please get in touch with us straight away

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    Carers Week

    Carers week starts on Monday 7th June. Click here to see all the details including our extensive line up of virtual online activities, all Covid safe of course.

    Summer Magazine 2021

    Carers magazine

    Read our latest Magazine, which is packed full of carers stories, information and news. Click here to view it as a PDF.

    If you’d like to read any of the previous magazines, please click here.

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    How can Devon Carers help?

    We enable unpaid carers to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence; and to care safely, confidently and effectively. We provide carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role. We also help carers find support in their community and from local community organisations.

    Free Online Support

    There is a fantastic support through a Free CarersUK online resources, which are available via the Devon County Council website. All you need to do is visit the website link below and enter this code when required: DGTL8827

    FREE Online Support for Carers

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    We are led by carers

    To us, carers are at the heart of everything we do. We are continuously looking at ways we can improve our service, acting upon advice and feedback from carers as well as professionals. We believe that carers should be acknowledged as experts in care for their loved one and it is our role to support them in their caring role.

    Many of our team are carers, or have been carers in the past and can draw upon their own life experiences, as well as receiving up-to-date training, in their support of carers.

    Caring for someone in Torbay?

    If the person you care for pays their council tax to Torbay Council, visit Torbay Carers Service here.

    Caring for someone in Plymouth?

    If the person you care for pays their council tax to Plymouth Council, visit Caring For Carers here.

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    Pinpoint

    Find care and support services, residential homes, advice services, community groups, activity clubs, registered childcare, family support and much more across Devon on this website provided by Devon County Council.

    Access PinPoint Devon

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    Carer Friendly Devon

    Devon Carers are working with organisations and businesses across the county to raise awareness of unpaid carers and their contribution to their community.

    Find community support

    the pod™

    the pod™ is a safe online chat forum and social media app & website for unpaid carers. You can post comments, chat with other Carers and Health Professionals, watch videos. Keep informed and be supported 24/7.

    Click here to visit the pod

    Information and advice

    We provide information and advice that covers all aspects of caring, to help you care safely, confidently and effectively.

    Our aim is to be the first place you turn to when you need help and support.

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    Online Training

    We have a variety of online courses that are aimed at supporting/enhancing your role as a carer. Our training team are always pleased to hear from you if you have a specific request for training that would help you with your caring duties.

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    Face to Face Training

    We run a wide range of face to face courses which are free to adult carers of adults registered with Devon Carers.  If you would like to self-refer for a course please contact the training team via our helpline 03456 434 435.

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    Be an Ambassador

    Our Ambassadors are current and former carers who use their lived experience and knowledge of caring to improve life for carers in Devon.  If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to meet you to discuss the various roles carried out by Carer Ambassadors and how you could help us to help others.

    Find out more

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    Volunteer with us

    Join our team in enhancing the free support we provide to over 20,000 unpaid carers in Devon. Our Volunteers provide an invaluable service by helping us to provide support to carers, to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence.

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    Carers Assessment

    Adults who are caring for adults are entitled under the Care Act 2014 to a Carers Assessment. This assesses a carer’s individual needs and places a duty on the local authority to provide appropriate support if required.

    Find out more

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    Time for you sitting service

    We are working with providers from the voluntary sector, the third sector and community partners to deliver a low-cost sitting service, by providing volunteers to spend time with your loved one whilst you take time out.

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    Devon Carers win National Award

    Scheme that has supported unpaid carers during pandemic wins national award A new project that supports unpaid carers has received… Find out more

    An update on Covid-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers

    We are pleased to update you on the current situation about the availability of Covid-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers. This… Find out more

    Robopet fostering scheme to aid people with dementia

    Pets play an important companion role in many people’s lives; however giving a home to a real pet whilst caring… Find out more

    Do you have questions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Do you have questions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as an unpaid carer? Carers UK have updated their helpful FAQ’s… Find out more

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