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We are trying to identify as many Carers as we can, particularly those people who may be looking after a member of their family or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks, don’t really regard themselves as a Carer and are undertaking this vital activity without help or support.
Although extremely valuable and important, caring for someone can mean being in demand round the clock and lead to a feeling of isolation, which is why we want Carers to receive all the support and information we can give, on topics such as benefit entitlement, access to respite care or maybe simply to provide a kindly ear when things get too much.
If you are caring for someone, we really would like you to let us know, so that we can ensure our records are up-to-date and, if you are agreeable, pass your details to our Carer Support Worker.
To contact our Carer Support Worker, please call the main surgery number 01803 557458.
For older patients, a lot of useful information can be found at www.ageuk.org.uk
We think that there are 16,000 unpaid carers in Torbay. Are you one? Links about financial support, young carers, juggling work with caring etc..
We talk to Katy Heard (Torbay Carers Service) & Ann Balsom (Carer) about the support available for unpaid carers.
Looking after your loved ones can be tough, but you’re not on your own. Led by carers, we’re here to give you expert help & support.
As the UK's only national membership charity for carers, Carers UK is both a support network and a movement for change.
The Carers Trust has 144 carers' centres across the UK where you can find information, emotional support and training in skills such as first aid and stress reduction.
If you're a carer, there are many organisations that can provide practical and financial help, as well as short breaks from caring. You can find information and advice here.
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If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.