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Across the UK today 6.5 million people are Carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
That’s 1 in 8 adults who care, unpaid, for family and friends.
A Carer is someone who provides unpaid help and support on a regular basis to a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to age, a long term health condition or disability.
There is a local Carers Group for those who are caring for loved ones with mental health issues that meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Methodist Church in Newton Abbot.
If you know of a Carer (including young people) who needs help, please contact us.
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to.
Advice and information on financial support for older people with a disability or illness.
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
There is a wealth of information on the NHS website about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Information for carers and people who have care & support needs.
Advice on providing care, medicines etc.
Providing care for people who have been recently discharged from hospital.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job - find out about accessing breaks and respite care.
Guidance, support and help with employment issues.
Advice for carers 18 or under and their entitlement to support.
Telephone: 0808 802 0202
Office Hours: Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.
To us, carers are at the heart of everything we do. We are continuously looking at ways we can improve our service, acting upon advice and feedback from carers as well as professionals. We believe that carers should be acknowledged as experts in care for their loved one and it is our role to support them in their caring role.
Many of our team are carers, or have been carers in the past and can draw upon their own life experiences, as well as receiving up-to-date training, in their support of carers.
Looking after your loved ones can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Led by carers, we’re here to give you expert help & support.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.
Healthwatch Torbay is the only independent consumer champion for health and social care in Torbay, South Devon enabling people to share their views and concerns about health and social care services in Torbay.
The Carers Trust has 144 carers' centres across the UK where you can find information, emotional support and training in skills such as first aid and stress reduction.
If you're a carer, there are many organisations that can provide practical and financial help, as well as short breaks from caring. You can find information and advice here.
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MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.