Physical Condition

Devon Carers can support carers of people living with a physical condition in several ways.

The initial conversation will ensure you have information about:

  • Devon-wide specialist organisations
  • Any carers groups and peer support in your area

We offer workshops on basic knowledge and skills in supporting you in your caring role.

We also run sessions how to maintain your own health and wellbeing whilst caring.

Our courses offer opportunities to meet other carers in similar situations to learn from one another.

Useful information and organisations

Ableize

A directory of disabled sports sites, clubs and groups in Devon.

https://www.ableize.com/disabled-groups-and-clubs-by-county/devon/

Devon in Sight

Devon in Sight offers a range of holistic services for anyone affected by sight loss across Devon. We can provide support to people who are blind or partially sighted, their families, friends and carers.

Our Sight Loss Services focus on four key areas, Information, Advice and Guidance, Independent Living, Health and Wellbeing, and Influencing Change (Making the world a better place for people with sight loss).

https://devoninsight.org.uk/

Independent Living Centre

Based in Newton Abbot, Devon, our NHS therapy team helps people to find equipment solutions to stay active, safe and independent. We are a joint NHS & Devon County Council funded service, offering completely impartial and independent assessment and advice to individuals, families and carers.

https://www.independentlivingcentre.org.uk

Living Made Easy

We provide free impartial advice and information on solutions, gadgets, adaptations and aids to make life easier. We also have an online forum ‘YoureAble’ covering a range of topics, and advice from people familiar with the things you encounter. (Forum currently unavailable but should be returning soon)

https://livingmadeeasy.org.uk/

Living Options Devon

Living Options Devon is working across the South West to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language) can live the life they choose.

https://www.livingoptions.org/

Pluss

Pluss is an award-winning social enterprise that provides intensive support to help people discover their unique potential in work. We deliver a range of employability and wellbeing programmes on behalf of businesses, local authorities and the NHS. With a proven track record spanning more than 45 years, we are recognised as one of the leading social enterprises in the UK. Our purpose is to empower people to discover and realise their unique potential.

https://www.pluss.org.uk

Remap 

We are here to help people with disabilities achieve their goals and attain a better quality of life, by providing custom-made equipment. We provide this service free of charge.

https://remap.org.uk/branches/exeter/

Royal National Institute of Blind People

RNIB, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, is the UK’s leading sight loss charity. We offer practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people, their families and carers. We raise awareness of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and campaign for change to make our society more accessible for all. We want to change our world so there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

https://www.rnib.org.uk/

Scope

Scope is the disability equality charity in England and Wales that can provide practical information, resources and emotional support.

https://www.scope.org.uk/

Social Care Institute for Excellence 

This video-based resource is designed to help people look after someone safely at home.

Each section has a set of videos designed to give you and the person you care for practical and relevant information to support you day to day.

https://www.scie.org.uk/carers/informal-carers

Stroke Association 

We’re here to support people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.

https://www.stroke.org.uk/