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Support for Carers

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

Carer Support Worker, Michele Glanfield, is based at Babbacombe surgery on Monday and Thursday, to help carers obtain the help, support and information they need.

If you are a carer of any age, and are looking after a relative or friend, and need advice and support, please contact Michele.

You can contact Michele by emailing her at brunel.torquay@nhs.net or calling 01803 312233 via appointments. If you call when Michele is not available, reception staff will take your details and Michele will call you back. 

For further information on Torbay Carers' Services click here.

Carers Health & Wellbeing Check

A Carer's Assessment, known as a Health & Wellbeing Check, is a conversation about your caring situation and how it effects you. The assessment looks at all aspects of caring including your practical and emotional needs which might include having a short break, leisure activities, arranging sitting services or attending a support group. If needed, a further assessment can be arranged for your cared for.

Health & Wellbeing Checks (Carer's Assessment) are explained in more detail in the leaflet here.

If you would like to download a Health & Wellbeing booklet and self-assessment form, please click here.

Once you have completed the Health & Wellbeing Check booklet, please return it either to Michele at Babbacombe surgery, or to Carers Aid Torbay.

Information for Carers

Time Out is a support group for Brunel and Chilcote carers. To find out more, click here.

Signpost for Carers Information Line

Telephone: (01803) 666620

Email: signposts@nhs.net

Torbay Carers on facebook by following this link

Funding for care

Further information regarding how your care is funded is available from NHS Choices. Click here to see more.

Benefits advice for carers

For help with completing benefit forms please contact the following;

Bay Benefits @ Carers Aid Torbay on 07530 790354.

Citizens Advice Bureau - 29, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3EQ

Phone 0300 3309026

Website: http://www.citizensadvicetorbay.org.uk/

 
  


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