Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
The Drummond Suite
Room 17, Paignton Library
Great Western Road
Paignton TQ4 5AG
Tel: 01803 666620 (Signposts for Carers)
What is Takota?
Takota is a peer support group helping each other through our individual caring roles. We will try our best to signpost people to outside services if needed. Our aim is to support each other, doing everyday things, like making new friends and connecting to the world outside of the caring role.
- Are you 25 to 35?
- Do you care for someone?
- Would you like to have some time out from your caring role?
- If you have answered yes to these questions this may be the group for you.
How do we work?
It’s simple, fill in a self-referral form and then we will contact you to invite you to our next monthly meeting.
The aim is to meet once a month either on an evening or at the weekend. This is so people who work alongside their caring role are able to have support too.
How Takota started
A group of carers who had previously been part of Young Adult Carers, helping to run the Operational Group, identified the need for ongoing peer support for carers over the age of 25.
In addition, each member of the group has cared for a family member for several years and knows what it’s like to be in a similar situation to you.