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. Our support has grown from a small group that started in Exminster, 25 years ago, to the county wide service we now deliver through our Devon Carers and Devon Young Carers Service.

Andy Hood, Head of Carers Services says “It’s amazing to reach such a big milestone and see just how far we’ve come in delivering support for unpaid carers. What started as a small local group has grown to one of the largest support services for unpaid carers in the country with more than 30,000 carers registered with us.”

At Westbank, we’re looking forward to celebrating this achievement over the next year with several events planned. Andy continued, “we’re proud of all we’ve achieved so far, but we know there is even more we can do. Our ambition is to reach even more unpaid carers, ensuring they get the support they need to carry on such vital work. We’re looking forward to what we can achieve with carers in the next 25 years.”