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.

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.

The quickest and easiest way is for you to register with us. You can complete a full online registration by clicking here and you’ll be sent a Welcome pack and Carers ID card within 2 weeks.

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 01392 307720.

If you are struggling with your caring role please get in touch with us straight away.

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    Carer Friendly Devon

    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.

    Autumn Magazine

    Read our latest Autumn 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

    Latest Jobs

    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.

    Devon Carers Carer Passport

    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.

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    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

    the pod™

    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.

    Torbay Carers Together

    Caring For Someone In Torbay

    If the person you care for pays their council tax to Torbay Council, visit Torbay Carers Service here.

    Improving Lives Plymouth

    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.

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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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    Mile With A Smile

    Mile With A Smile

    This Carers Week, Mile With A Smile returned! You walked, rolled or strolled a mile to collectively achieve the total… Find out more

    PDA Dad UK

    Calls for unpaid carers to receive their COVID-19 vaccination

    Devon County Council has enlisted the support of PDA Dad Duncan (@pdadaduk) who is an unpaid carer and Carer Ambassador… Find out more

    Tom O’Flaherty

    Tom O’Flaherty supports Unpaid Carer Awareness

    Tom O’Flaherty, of Exeter Chiefs, In Support of Devon Carers Exeter Chiefs Winger, Tom O’Flaherty, is partnering with Devon Carers… Find out more

    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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