Just for carers
If you look after an adult, we are here to look after you. We provide information, advice and support to you in your caring role.
Our Alert Card gives you the peace of mind that steps are taken to ensure the safety of the person you care for.
For information, advice and support, you can easily register with us and we’ll be in touch.
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.
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 03456 434 435.
If you are struggling with your caring role please get in touch with us straight away.
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.
Read our latest Summer 2023 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.
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
We are looking for passionate and motivated people to join our wonderful teams. Each role is unique, but everyone has the same drive and commitment to supporting others.
Register with us to receive your Carers Passport. All adult carers of a person aged 18+ will receive a Carers Passport packed with useful information along with a personalised Carers ID card. Register with us today to receive yours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS Continuing Healthcare
Some carers may have heard of, receive or applied for Continuing Healthcare funding through the NHS. One Devon have published… Find out more
Devon Carers celebrates 25 years of supporting unpaid carers
We’re absolutely thrilled to be celebrating 25 years of supporting unpaid carers in Devon at Westbank Community Health and Care.… Find out more
Top Tips for Christmas
Christmas for carers takes a little more planning. However, some of these top tips should help to make the festivities… Find out more
Young carer that has cared since she was 5 graduates university
A student who was a young carer and went to 11 schools has graduated from the University of Bristol. From… Find out more
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