Carers and families

Carers play an essential role in helping those they care for stay well or get better. They provide a vital source of practical and emotional care and support that is often invaluable. Our Carers Charter sets out our commitment to supporting carers and helping them in their role.

Devon Carers logoDevon Carers

03456 434 435

If you care for someone in Devon (excluding Torbay) please visit the Devon Carers website. They offer an information and support service run by six organisations who are working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon. You may find the following information useful:

Carer support groups and events

Memory cafés


Torbay Carers Service logoTorbay carers

01803 666620

If you care for someone in Torbay please visit the Torbay Carers Service website. They provide a wide range of information, as well as links to relevant leaflets and publications. You may find the following useful:

Caring for someone with a learning disability

If you are a carer of someone with a learning disability you may find the following useful:

Useful websites

Direct services

Direct services may be available if you have specific issues which have been identified in your health and wellbeing check.
If you are a carer you will have eligible needs if:
  • your needs arise as a consequence of providing necessary care for an adult – it must be necessary care that the person can’t provide for themselves
  • the effect of your needs is that any of the circumstances specified in the Care and Support (Eligibility Criteria) Regulations 2014  apply to you
  • as a consequence there is, or likely to be, a significant impact on your wellbeing.
The assessment of your needs is made regardless of whether or not the person you care for has eligible needs.

Your feedback as a carer

We want to know what you think about the support that you are receiving as a carer. It will take just a few minutes of your time to complete this online survey

A Carers' Steering Monitoring group with representation from Devon and Torbay Carer organisations, carers, Devon Partnership NHS Trust staff and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust monitors the implementation of the Triangle of Care and collects feedback from carers about their experience of mental health services. We use their feedback to help improve the services we provide. 



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Kindness can transform someone's dark moment with a blaze of light. You'll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.
Amy Leigh Mercree, author

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