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Carers

Devon Carers

Devon Carers - Just For Carers 

Whatever your age, whoever you care for

You are a carer if....

  • You provide unpaid support for family, partners or friends who need help because they are ill, frail or have a disability. 

Information

Any carer in Devon can access:

  • Devon carers helpline, open six days a week, for information, advice and signposting.
  • A regular newsletter, including information about local events and support groups.
  • A carer alert card to ensure the person you care for gets help if something bad happens to you.

Assessment

If the answer to any of these is no, and you are caring for an adult living in Devon, you might benefit from a carers assessment.

  • Are you looking after yourself?
  • Have you support from family or friends? 
  • Do you have all the help and support you need?

We also provide Carers Health and Well Being Bhecks for carers and children (under 18) with disabilities.

Support

Through a Carers Assessment/Health and Well Being Check you might be able to access:

  • One to one help, support and advice, including help to create a contingency plan.
  • Welfare benefit checks.
  • Training to help you care and for your personal development.
  • Buddies and peer support.
  • A carers support plan and personal budget.
  • Help with time off from caring.

To find out more about Devon Carers call the number below or visit the website on the link below:

Action East Devon - Hi Vis Project For Male Carers

Hi Vis is Action East Devon’s project for unpaid male carers.

It aims to:

  • Visibility - Make more people aware of the issues that male carers face so that they can be more supported in society and in the workplace.
  • Improve - Wellbeing of male carers ensuring they focus on their own physical and mental health and take time for themselves.
  • Support - and engage with male carers through hosting events and activities that encourage men to come together and focus on themselves.

It launched at Seaton Jurassic on 19th March 2019 but offers a range of events including walks, cooking classes, yoga and much more. For more details, click here to view their leaflet.

To find out more about the Hi Vis project, call the number below or visit the website on the link below:

 


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