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We are trying to identify as many Carers as we can, particularly those people who may be looking after a member of their family or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks, don’t really regard themselves as a Carer and are undertaking this vital activity without help or support.
Although extremely valuable and important, caring for someone can mean being in demand round the clock and lead to a feeling of isolation, which is why we want Carers to receive all the support and information we can give, on topics such as benefit entitlement, access to respite care or maybe simply to provide a kindly ear when things get too much.
If you are caring for someone, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure our records are up-to-date and, if you are agreeable, pass your details to our Carer Support Worker.
Our Carer Support Worker can offer you a Carer's Health and Wellbeing Check to enable you to discuss confidentially what support might be appropriate for you, including respite, support groups, emotional support, support for the cared-for.
To contact our Carer Support Worker, please call the main surgery number 01803 557458.
For older patients, a lot of useful information can be found at www.ageuk.org.uk
We think that there are 16,000 unpaid carers in Torbay. Are you one? Links about financial support, young carers, juggling work with caring etc..
We talk to Katy Heard (Torbay Carers Service) & Ann Balsom (Carer) about the support available for unpaid 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.
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.
Carers Aid Torbay is a local Community Interest Company (CIC) providing a range of practical and emotional support services to ease the stresses of unpaid Carers across the Bay. Carers Aid works in partnership with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust delivering support for unpaid Carers in Torbay and are based at St. Edmunds in St. Marychurch.
Young Carers are children and young people 5- 18 who look after or help to look after someone who has a serious illness, disability, mental ill-health or is affected by drugs or alcohol. Torbay Young Carers' Service offers support, information and advice for young carers and their families.
The Torbay Young Adult Carers Service is a group dedicated to supporting Young Adult Carers aged 16-25 in Torbay. TYAC is based at the Paignton Carers Centre. Young Adult Carers are people who are caring for, or helping to care for, someone who has a long term illness, disability, frailty, mental-ill health, or drug/alcohol problems, who often also support their families by helping with younger siblings. 01803 208455 or email@example.com.
The Torbay Parent Carer Forum (PCF) is run by a group of volunteer parent/carers who were established in February 2009 as part of the Government programme ‘Aiming High for disabled Children’. The programme is designed to support parent/carers to have a voice in how services for disabled children are shaped and delivered locally.
Established following discussions with over 100 voluntary sector representatives, The Torbay Community Development Trust (Torbay CDT) was formed with the intention of making Torbay a place where all people feel included. The Trust empowers communities, building on strengths and skills through Asset-Based Community Development.
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.
Torbay Mencap is a charitable organization which works with people with learning disabilities and family carers in Torbay, aiming to promote the rights of people with a learning disability and their carers to ensure they have access to a wide range of quality services and opportunities For more information contact Mencap on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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