Torbay Carers Service

Torbay Carers Service
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Paignton Library

Signposts for Carers: 01803 666620
Email: Signposts for Carers

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Caring for someone in Devon?

If you care for someone who lives in the Devon County Council area, visit Devon Carers for more information.

Caring for someone in Torbay?

If you care for someone who lives in the Torbay Council area, these pages have a wide range of information.

Does someone rely on you? Are you an unpaid carer?

Lots of people care or support their relatives or friends. They may help with shopping or meals, attending appointments with them, or just making sure that they are alright. They may not see themselves as a carer or know about the support available to them.

Being a carer is really important and we want to help them, and the people they care for. Our commitment to this is in our carers policy, and in our action plan which will help us to achieve this.

The first step is to identify yourself as a carer to the people working with the person for whom you care. This could be a nurse, a community care worker, a GP, a receptionist or someone else.

Are you a carer?

The second step is to find out about what help is available to you. The information on these pages are for people who are caring for someone living in Torbay.

Universal services

Carers in Torbay can get help from lots of services – which are called universal services – without needing an assessment. You can find details about all of these services on our web pages, and the associated leaflets. You can also see a Carer Support Worker at your GP surgery or at Carers Aid Torbay, or by calling Signposts for Carers on 01803 666620.

Find your Carer Support Worker

Carers assessment

All carers are entitled to a carers assessment to see what support is best for them. There’s more details in our Carers assessment leaflet, or if you’re interested see our self-assessment page.

A carer from Torbay was interviewed in March 2016 on Hiblio TV and gave an account of her experience of being a carer. There are many people in Torbay who carry out significant support for others, and it is hoped that this interview will help others to identify the role that they undertake and how the support offered by the Torbay Carers Service can help them to cope better.