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.


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 03456 434 435.

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.

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    Spring Magazine

    Read our latest Spring 2024 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.

    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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    Stunning quilt created by Peer Support craft group

    Our Peer Support craft group – under the guidance of staff at A la Ronde, National Trust in Exmouth –… Find out more

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    MPs and Peers launch survey to gather unpaid carers’ views on their call for a new National Carers Strategy

    Click here to have your say! A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have today launched a new survey to… Find out more

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    Consider donating instead of buying Christmas cards

    How does it work? Every donation to the Devon based charity Westbank, however large or small, makes a real difference… Find out more

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    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

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