Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? If so, you are a carer and we would like to help both of you. Let us know who you care for – please complete the attached carer identification form so the doctors and nurses can be reminded of who you care for.
Carer Information Pack
Our Carer Information Pack also contains information about Devon Carer Link and the service they offer.
Care support worker Jane Ashby runs one-to-one sessions at Chiddenbrook Surgery for carers. She holds these on the second Wednesday of every month from 2pm to 4pm. Appointments can be booked through reception. Jane can also be contacted via 03456 434 435.
Devon Carers Helpline 03456 434 435
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.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
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.
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.
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.