Helpline: 03456 434 435
How can Devon Carers help?
Devon Carers enable carers to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence; and to care safely, confidently and effectively. They provide carers with the information and advice they need in their caring role. They help carers find support in their community and from local community organisations. In everything they do, they are led by carers, ensuring they have choice, control, and a voice as expert partners in care.
A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. If you’re a young carer, you probably look after a family member or friend of the family.
If you’re not sure if you are a young carer you can give Devon Carers a call and chat through your situation.
PARENT CARER SUPPORT GROUP IN EXMOUTH
This is a group run by Haven (Open Door) and hosted each month by Jenna (who is the employed Haven lead at Open Door) and Volunteer Cara (Cara is a parent carer herself and also previously a family support worker).
The group is aimed as peer support but there are common themes such as assessment process, paperwork and they help / signpost as relevant. No formal diagnosis is needed and children can come if needed too.
It's free to attend - the cafe is open to the public but they have a reserved area and access to private room if needed. For more information, please search for the Facebook profile "Haven Parent Carer Lead".
MONTHLY SUPPORT CLINICS
Here at the Surgery, we offer monthly support clinics which are run by a Carers support officer from Devon Carers. Call us on 01395 222777 or pop into reception to book your appointment.
Each year we also have a stand in reception for Carers Week, where we have lots of information and advice available. Devon Carers representative are in attendance and encourage carers to pop in for a chat.
Please let us know if you are a carer