Devon Carers has a specialist team who work with Young Carers, addressing the needs of young people providing care and support to other family members, primarily a parent or a sibling. Devon Carers provides a consistent approach to the way in which Young Carers are supported across Devon. The types of services young carers aged 5 to 18 years currently benefit from include, respite activities, including residential weekends, drop-ins/ Clubs, family support and more.
Devon Carers also provides information, support and short breaks for carers over 18 living in the Devon County Council area or caring for someone living in the Devon County Council area.
To access their website and learn more please click on this link www.devoncarers.org.uk/devon-carers
Top 20 Health & Wellbeing
Sometimes when you spend a large amount of time caring for someone, you forget to care for yourself. It is important to take care of your own health and wellbeing as well!! There is a wealth of information out there to help and support you, these are our top 20 websites for information you may find useful.
Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012.
Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service available 24 hours a day to provide for people who are experiencing feelings of emotional distress or despair.
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