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Information & Support for Carers

After Caring

This is a FREE service offering support for carers aged 50+ who are facing the end of their caring role. When the person you have cared for moves to residential …

This is a FREE service offering support for carers aged 50+ who are facing the end of their caring role.
When the person you have cared for moves to residential care or passes away you may feel many emotions:

  • Relief
  • Anger
  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Loneliness / Sadness
  • Peace

It can help to talk to someone who has time to listen and understands. This service provides friendly mentors who can help people who care for someone, who is now moving to residential care or has a life limiting illness. Carers can access the service at any stage from before to after change occurs.
The carer can self refer or they can give permission for someone else to do so.
The service can also provide information, support and signposting regarding:

  • Finances
  • Access to learning
  • Access to social activities
  • Learning to live alone

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

The Bladder and Bowel Foundation is the UK wide charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems. It provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

 

 

Dementia Carers

A refuge run solely by fellow carers and volunteers for those who find themselves caring for a loved one suffering from dementia in any form. The message board lets us exchange ideas and experiences. We can help each other!

 

Devon Carers

Devon Carers is an information, support and short breaks service run by eight organisations working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon. Training to help …

Devon Carers is an information, support and short breaks service run by eight organisations working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon.

  • Training to help you care
  • An alert card to ensure the person you care for gets help if something unexpected happens to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Flexible Breaks Grants for help towards a holiday, or hobbies or leisure activities
  • Take a break sitting service providing subsidised short breaks, to give you time off from caring
  • Respite activities for young carers
  • Welfare benefit checks
  • Health and wellbeing checks to check your health, stress levels and mental wellbeing and discuss how you could be supported in your caring role

 Helpline is open Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm & Saturday 9am -1pm

GOV.UK

For advice on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Cyberbullying
  • Bereavement
  • Blue badge application
  • Carers & Disability Benefits
  • Consumer Rights
  • Child Benefit
  • Civil Legal Advice
  • Families
  • Heating & Housing Benefits
  • Income Tax
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Pensions
  • Tax Credits

 

Macmillan CAB

Macmillan and the Citizens Advice Bureau offer a specialist support service if you are suffering from a serious illness or if you are caring for someone with a life limiting illness. Phil can give you a one to one service and even visit you in your home to help you with a number of issues including:

  • Benefits
  • Debts
  • Housing
  • Employment