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Advice for carers

This section contains details about organisations that provide support, advice and time off for carers. Organisations focus on issues, including dementia and mental health problems.

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    Blackdown Support Group

    The Blackdown Support Group is a registered charity working from offices at The Blackdown GP Practice in Hemyock. The aims of the charity are to reduce social isolation, facilitate access to services and improve quality of life for people living in the Blackdown Hills. We connect local people…
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    The SurgeryStation RoadHemyockCullmoptonDevonEX15 3SF

    Breathe Easy - Torquay Support Group

    An affiliated group of the British Lung Foundation, offering support to people affected by lung conditions, including their friends, family and carers.  
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    Torbay Hospital, Lawes BridgeCollaton RoadHeart and Lung DepartmentTorquayDevonTQ2 7AA

    Brixham Carers Centre

    If you are an unpaid family carer, Brixham Carers Centre is one of three Carers Centres in Torbay where you can drop in or call for advice, information or support.  There are also carers centres in Paignton (Paignton Library) and Torquay (St Edmunds in Victoria Park Road) -…
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    The Friends Centre, Brixham HospitalGreenswood RoadBrixhamTQ5 9HN

    Brunel and Chilcote Surgeries Carers Time Out Group

    Offers unpaid carers information, an opportunity to meet other carers, speakers and a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this session has been cancelled until further notice.
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    Anchorage HotelAveland RoadBabbacombeTorquayDevonTQ1 3PT

    Carers 4 Carers Telephone Line

    This confidential telephone line service is available between 5pm and 9pm on Tuesday evenings for unpaid family carers who are, or care for, a Torbay resident. It offers either a one-off call or regular calls for a friendly chat/support from a trained volunteer who is also a carer…
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    Carers Aid Torbay

    Our aim is to help Carers get a bit of balance and time in their lives, reducing any stress or worries they might have. We are here to listen to Carers and help identify what support/guidance/advice they need which would make a positive impact on…
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    Olive Carers CentreSt EdmundsVictoria Park RoadTorquayDevonTQ1 3QH

    Carers and Disability Benefits

    Information on various benefits, including: Disability Living Allowance Personal Independance Payment (PIP) Carer's Allowance Attendance Allowance Constant Attendance Allowance Employment and Support Allowance (Incapacity Benefit) Please see the GOV.UK website for full details.
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    H M Revenue & Customs, St. Marks HouseStanley StreetPrestonLancashirePR1 4AT

    Chilled Out (Mental Health) Carers Support, Torbay and South Devon

    Offers help and information to family carers, service users and others affected by severe and enduring mental illness in South Devon and Torbay. Carers support includes a carers support worker and a carers support group.
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    Chilled Out Cafe, Abbey ParkBelgrave RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5HP

    Contact

    Contact provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children no matter what their condition or disability. In the South West of England we offer our services through a team of home-based workers and volunteers. Working at a local and regional level, we have…
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    209-211City RoadLondonEC1V 1JN

    Culm Valley Oasis Group - for carers of those with dementia and memory problems

    This peer support group facilitated by Unite volunteers allows carers of those with dementia to offload problems, share experiences and gain informaton. It aims to enable carers to feel more able to manage their lives. Held on the 3rd Monday of the month  2.30 pm…
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    Padbrook ParkCullomptonDevonEX15 1RU
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