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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.
Our Carer's Support Worker Ros provides a wide range of support to anyone in a caring role. She can help with information about practical support, by accessing a break through the Health & Social Care Team, making a referral for Finance/Benefit checks and linking you to other local Carer's groups.
If you know of a Carer (including young people) who needs help, please contact us. Also check out the Carer's board in our lobby.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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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