Carer friendly communities

What is a Carer Friendly Devon Community?

We are working with organisations and businesses across the county to raise awareness of unpaid carers and their contribution to their community.

As organisations and businesses sign up to become a Carer Friendly Devon Community Supporter we will ask them to:

  • Undertake carer awareness training to understand better the role of an unpaid carer.
  • Consider what they can do to support carers to make life a little easier for them.
  • Help us to raise awareness of carers.
  • Join in events such as Carers Week

How will I know if somewhere is Carer Friendly?

All of our supporters will display our Carer Friendly Devon logo as a window sticker and or poster, look out for it in your community.

The Carer Friendly Devon logo confirms the supporter has an understanding of carers and has a carer friendly attitude.

Carer Friendly Devon

See below for a list of Carer Friendly Places

Devon Cycle Hire

Sourton Down, Okehampton, EX20 4HR

Tel: 01837 861141

Email: info@devoncyclehire.co.uk

Website: www.devoncyclehire.co.uk

Description:

A cycle hire centre with direct access onto The Granite Way – enjoy some time seeing Dartmoor by bike on an easy traffic-free trail.

20% off hire costs with your Carer Friendly card – booking advisable

20% off hot drinks with your Carer Friendly card.

Hands On Me Business

Hands on me

Honiton

Tel: 07806 934442 / 01404 45917

Email: h.foundling@btopenworld.com

Website: www.hands-on.me.uk

Description:

Heather Foundling-Hawker is a qualified sports therapist, reflexologist and personal trainer; she is also an unpaid carer.

Often day to day stress and the inability to relax and unwind can benefit from a deep relaxing yet refreshing massage. Please get in touch for prices offered to carers.

Jessica Vassallo

Jessica Vassallo

The Practice Rooms. Castle Street, Exeter, South Beach Spa, Exmouth and online.

Tel: 07957 556856

Email: jess@jessicavassallo.com

Website: www.jessicavassallo.com

Description:

Jessica am very happy to offer discounted services for carers in Devon. With experience as a Mindset and Emotional Wellbeing Coach, she has helped clients with anxiety, stress, depression and unhealthy habits.

Her services help carers to have some well needed “me” time, while learning how to better cope with their life challenges.

The Bookery

The Bookery, 21 High Street, Crediton, EX17 3AH

Tel: 01363 774740

Email: dee@thebookery.org.uk

Website: www.thebookery.org.uk

Description:

Community owned book shop offering a diverse programme of events & activities. They support the development of the literature infrastructure of the South West, addressing social isolation & meeting identified needs in the community.

Business /organisation name:  Bay Care Group

Address: 49 Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 3DT

Tel: 01803 710002

Email: office@baycaregroup.co.uk

Website: www.baycaregroup.co.uk

Description:

Domiciliary care agency covering Torbay and parts of Devon. Bay Care are a five star rated business who focus on what matters most – caring for the elderly and vulnerable in the community. They pride themselves on caring compassionately for clients in their own homes. They specialise in: care of older people, support for young adults, complex care services, companionship and end of life care.

Business /organisation name:  Chilliwinter

Tel: 07912 946574

Email: info@chilliwinter.co.uk

Website: www.chilliwinter.co.uk

Description:

Their mission is to light up your everyday lives, with thoughtfully designed, high quality handmade gifts. Choose a well-deserved treat for yourself, a thank you for someone special, or to mark a special occasion.

15% off all online purchases made by carers registered with Devon Carers.

Business /organisation name:  Cynet Training Theatre

Address: New Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AZ

Tel: 01392 277189

Email: info@cygnettheatre.co.uk

Website: www.cygnettheatre.co.uk

Description:

A drama school and theatre. We host workshops, performances and hire for the community as well as our training programme for actors.

  • Carer entry is free when accompanying a disabled person to workshops. 
  • 50% discount for a carer when accompanying the person you care for, to a Cygnet Company production and; 20% discount to a visiting company’s production

Business /organisation name:  Killerton House – National Trust 

Address: Killerton House, Killerton, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Tel: 01392 883189

Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

Description:

Killerton House is a National Trust property on the edge of Exeter. It covers 6,400 acres of land and has 50 staff and 400 volunteers. Open all year round. Food and beverage facilities are onsite.

  • Carer can visit for free, with the person they care for, upon producing their Carer Passport
  • Wheelchairs available during normal opening times (on a first come first served basis).
  • 10 x designated accessibility spaces approximately 75 metres from visitor reception. 
  • Off-road Tramper vehicle available for hire on Tuesdays. 
  • Buggy rides available from the car park to the house. 
  • Staff and volunteers available to help. 
  • Free visit for carers (without the person they care for) during Carers Week.

Business /organisation name:  Parental Minds CIC

Address: 44 Willow Walk, Honiton, Devon, EX14 2FX

Tel: 07788445223

Email: parentplus@parentalminds.org.uk

Website: www.parentalminds.org.uk

Description:

Peer support and counselling to carers who are supporting others with their mental health.  This is virtual, phone, texting or face-to-face and is offered in 1:1 or groups, whichever you prefer

Business /organisation name:  Proud2be

Address: Shelia Robb House, Oak Place, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2EX

Tel: 0333 772 1187

Email: hello@proud2be.org.uk

Website: www.proud2be.org.uk

Description:

Their vision is for a world where all people are safe, free and proud to be themselves

Proud2Be support LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and/or questioning+) people, in Devon and beyond, to lead empowered, fulfilled and authentic lives. 

When registering with Proud2Be there is an option to identify yourself as an unpaid carer. Proud2Be can provide support with help to register with Devon Carers.

Business /organisation name:  Tamar Energy Community

Tel: 0800 233 5414

Email: hello@tamarenergycommunity.com

Website: www.tamarenergycommunity.com

Description:

Tamar Energy Community is a not for profit, community owned social enterprise run by their members.  They provide independent energy advice and support, develop community owned renewable energy projects, and are working to understand how local people can gain greater benefit from the changing energy market.

They provide independent energy advice and support, develop community owned renewable energy projects, and are working to understand how local people can gain greater benefit from the changing energy market.

Business /organisation name:  Tavyside Health Centre

Address:

Tavyside Health Centre

Abbey Rise, Tavistock PL19 9FD

Lifton Surgery

North Rd, Lifton PL16 0EH

Tel: Tavyside: 01822 613517 / Lifton Surgery: 01566 784788

Email: D-CCG.Tavyside@nhs.net

Website: www.tavyside.org

Description:

Tavyside Health Centre has a long tradition of providing high quality and comprehensive primary healthcare services for patients within its community.

Business /organisation name:  The Printworks

Address: Kingdon House Community Association, Pym Street, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0AW

Tel: 01822 615259

Email: info@printworkstavistock.org.uk

Website: www.printworkstavistock.org.uk

Description:

The Printworks hire rooms for community use at very reasonable rates; from one-off meetings, to regular and long-term bookings. The Printworks is a place to go for courses, groups, activities and events for the whole community.

Business /organisation name:  Tavistock Memory Café

Address: The Anchorage Centre, TASS, Chapel St, Tavistock PL19 8AG.

Tel: 01392 688888

Website: www.tavistockmemorycafe.co.uk

Description:

A warm welcome awaits…

Their aim is to provide locally based support and information to those living with dementia, their family, carers, and friends.

There is a Café Cat Robopet in residence for you to meet!

Memory Cafe sessions run on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

Business /organisation name:  Unique by Nature

Address: Thrushelton Mill, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4QY

Tel:  01566 783545

Email: jacqui@uniquebynature.co.uk

Website: www.facebook.com/UniquebynatureDevon

Description:

Based in deepest Devon – Unique By Nature offers charming ceramics, amazing art works and reimagined furniture. Delivering creative workshops for individuals and small groups, all set in a glorious hidden away rural setting

Peaceful Pottery Workshops.  Jacqui is particularly keen to welcome carers to her pottery workshops.

  • £5 discount for carers. 
  • Bespoke packages for groups of carers available for those who wish to have a session together

Business /organisation name:  Crediton Library

Address: Crediton Library
Belle Parade
Crediton
Devon
EX17 2AA

Tel: 01363 772578

Email: crediton.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk

Website: www.devonlibraries.org.uk/web/arena/creditonlibrary

Business /organisation name:  Unite Carers In Mid Devon

Address:

2 Bridge Street, Tiverton, Devon. EX16 5LY

Tel: 01884 257511

Email: info@unitemd.org.uk

Website: pawsomeoftopsham.co.uk

Description:

Charity providing support for carers of all ages

Business /organisation name:  Barton Surgery

Address: Barton Terrace. Dawlish, Devon. EX7 9QH

Tel: 01626 888877

Email: enquiries.bartondawlish2@nhs.net

Website: www.bartonsurgery.co.uk

Description:

The Barton Surgery is a GP practice in Dawlish

Business /organisation name:  Lloyd’s Lounge

Address: Catherine Square’ City Centre, Exeter, EX11DY

Tel: 01392 431879

Email: chill@lloydslounge.co.uk

Website: www.lloydslounge.co.uk

Description:

Licensed cafe lounge bar.

Open 7 days a week, serving breakfast, Lunch and Tapas.

Fresh Coffee, Hot beverages, Wine, Beers and Cocktails.

Business /organisation name:  Ottery Help Scheme

Address: The Station, Mill Street, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1AH

Tel: 01404 813041

Email: info@otteryhelpscheme.org.uk

Website: www.otteryhelpscheme.org.uk

Description:

Ottery St Mary and district Help Scheme aims to help anybody in need.

They offer such services as; community transport, befriending advice and support to local residents where it is needed. They unite and mobilise the goodwill of the community.

Business /organisation name:   Speccies

Address: 90 South Street, EXETER, EX1 1EN

Tel: 01392 966124

Email: info@speccies-exeter.co.uk

Website: www.thespecswarehouse.co.uk

Description:

The friendly team offer everything from basic single vision glasses, to varifocals and prescription sunglasses.

  • 20% discount on production of your Carer Passport. 
  • Private appointments to suit you and the person you care for. 
  • Dog friendly

Business /organisation name:  Pawsome of Topsham

Address: 77 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0HQ

Tel: 01392 688888

Email: pawsome.topsham@gmail.com

Website: www.pawsomeoftopsham.co.uk

Description:

Pawsome of Topsham is a hub for anything and everything your dog or cat may need – and all with green credentials where possible.

They offer high-quality yet affordable pet food and goodies.

Grooming appointments in a fully-equipped pet spa on-site and stylish outdoor wear and homewares.