Host of events for unpaid carers as part of Carers Rights Day

9 November 2018

Do you support someone? Do you look after a family member or friend who cannot manage alone? Do they have a health condition, mental health, drug or alcohol issue, illness, dementia, visual, hearing or learning disability? If so, we can support you!

As part of Carers Rights Day, unpaid carers of all ages are being invited to join in one of the free coffee and cake events that are taking place at a number of locations across Torbay from 23 – 30 November 2018.

Most events include free coffee and cake (or similar alternative). There will be information and advice about carers rights, benefit entitlements, assessments, support, discounts and much, much more.

Katy Heard, Carers Lead for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Often people who look after someone, especially a family member, don’t realise that they are considered to be carers, and that they have all sorts of rights.

“We hope that by having a range of places offering coffee and cake, people will sit down and have a chat with one of our workers and find out about the whole range of support that is available to them.

“There is support in hospitals, GP practices, information about working and caring, benefits and discounts and much more. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our events – even if it’s just popping by to say hello!”

Events planned so far include:

Brixham

DateEventLocation

Saturday 24th
3pm – 5pm

‘Mince Pies and More’ carers drop-in on firework display night for carers advice and information

Brixham Carers Centre, King St, Brixham

Monday 26th – Fri 30th (not Wednesday) 10am – 4pm

Caring for someone? Drop in for coffee, cake and advice

Brixham Carers Centre, Kings St. Brixham

Wednesday 28th
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Caring for someone with dementia – at whatever stage? Drop-in to the Memory Café for refreshments, advice and support

United Reformed Church, New Rd, Brixham

Friday 30th
10am – 12 noon

Drop in for advice and support at Brixham GP surgeries from their Carer Support Workers

St Luke’s Surgery
Compass House Surgery

Paignton

DateEventLocation

Friday 23rd
10am – 1pm

Caring for a child with SEN? SEND Fair
Drop-in for refreshments and advice

Parkfield (new building), Paignton

Tuesday 27th – Thurs 29th
10am – 4pm

Caring for someone with a visual or hearing loss?
Drop-in for refreshments and advice

Jasmyn House, Midvale Road

Tuesday 27th
12 noon – 1.30pm

TSDFT Staff Carers Café with advice on working and caring – free coffee and cake

Kings Ash House

Wednesday 28th
10am – 2pm

Aged 16 – 19? Young Adult Carers
Drop in for refreshments and advice, meet others

South Devon College

Wednesday 28th
1pm – 3pm

Young Adult Carers age 16-25
Drop in for refreshments and advice, meet others

Paignton Carers Centre

Thursday 29th
10.30am – 12.30pm

Telecare equipment advice and information drop in for carers

Paignton Carers Centre, Paignton

Thursday 29th
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Caring for someone with dementia – at whatever stage? Drop-in to the Memory Café for refreshments, advice and support

Sacred Heart RC Church, Cecil Rd

Friday 30th
10am – 12.30pm

Caring for an Adult with Learning Disabilities
Drop-in for refreshments and advice

Paignton Carers Centre, upstairs Paignton Library

Friday 30th
10am – 12.30pm

Caring for anyone?
Drop-in for refreshments and advice

Paignton Carers Centre, upstairs Paignton Library

Friday 30th
10am – 4pm

Caring for anyone?
Coffee, cake, and a chat at Urban Edge

Urban Edge, Victoria St.

Friday 30th
9.30am – 2pm

Caring for anyone?
Coffee, cake and a chat at Time Out Cafe

6 Sturcombe Ave, Roselands

Torquay

DateEventLocation

Saturday 24th – Friday 30th (not Sunday at present)

Caring for someone?
Inpatient support –on many wards during visiting times. Launch of Carers’ Lanyard.
Drop-in – advice point L4 main entrance every day
Voucher distribution for Friday’s Carers’ Cafes

Torbay Hospital, for more details ask at Main Entrance Advice Point

Monday 26th – Friday 30th
approx. 9 am – 6pm

Carers Services Representation in store with pop up, leaflets and advice

Boots Wren Park

Monday 26th – Friday 30th

Caring for someone with sight loss at eye clinic?
Speak to the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer for support.

Eye Clinic, L2 Eye Clinic, Torbay Hospital

Monday 26th
11.30am – 1.30pm

Staff Carers Café with advice on working and caring – free coffee and cake

Union House, Harbour Room

Tuesday 27th
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Telecare equipment advice and information drop in for carers

The Lounge, Unit 28, Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay (up the escalator, and turn left).

Tuesday 27th
1.30pm – 3.30pm

Caring for someone with dementia – at whatever stage? Drop-in to the Memory Café for refreshments, advice and support

St Anne’s Hall, 143 Babbacombe Rd.

Tuesday 27th
2pm – 4pm

Caring for someone?
Drop in for coffee, cake and advice

Olive Carers Centre, rear of St Edmunds, Victoria Pk Rd.

Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th
10am – 4pm

Various events at The Lounge, Torquay including crafts, Yarn-bombing, music, IT help and Carers advice 12-2

The Lounge, Unit 28, Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay (up the escalator, and turn left).

Wednesday 28th
12 noon – 2pm

Council Staff Carers Café with advice on working and caring – free coffee and cake

Tor Hill House, Mezzanine Room 4 Torquay

Wednesday 28th

Caring for someone?
Coffee and cake all day, Carers advice 1.30 – 3.30

Windmill Centre, Torquay

Wednesday 28th
12 noon – 2pm

Caring for someone? Not IT confident?
Drop-in for refreshments, Carers and IT advice .

The Lounge, Unit 28, Fleet Walk Shopping Centre, Torquay (up the escalator, and turn left).

Friday 30th
9am – 8.30pm

Pop-up Carers Cafes for free Coffee and Cake (or healthy alternatives) with information and advice for Carers.

L4 Main Entrance, L2 Butterflies Café, and Bayview Restaurant. Torbay Hospital

Friday 30th
9am – 8.30pm

TSDFT Staff Carers Café with advice on working and caring – free coffee and cake, HR and Carers advice

Torbay Hospital,
Horizon Centre Café 9-5
L4 café 5pm -8.30pm

Friday 30th
9am – 4pm

Chelston Hall patient and caring for someone?
Drop-in for advice from a support worker

Chelston Hall

Friday 30th

Invitation-only afternoon tea at the English Riviera Centre with entertainment

English Riviera Centre, Torquay

More events are being added every day, so for more information and an up-to-date list of events, please check this page, contact Signposts for Carers on: (01803) 666620, Signposts for Carers, look at the Facebook pages for ‘TorbayCarers’ or visit the Trust’s website at: www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk

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