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.

Carers Passport

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Supporting carers to get their COVID-19 vaccine

Do you look after someone who relies on your help? Would you like to have your COVID-19 vaccination but have difficulty… Find out more

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Getting Ready for the New Liberty Protection Safeguards Legal Framework in April 2022

The Mental Capacity Amendment Act comes into force on the 1st April 2022 and with that the Deprivation of Liberty… Find out more

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Keeping cool in a heatwave

The Met Office have issued a heatwave alert from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd July.  Whilst we welcome the warmer… Find out more

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

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