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 brunel.communications@nhs.net or calling 01803 312233 via appointments. If you call when Michele is not available, reception staff will take your details and she will call you back. 

For more information about the Torbay Carers Service please click on the link opposite. 

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

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.
  • John Dudley at The Windmill Centre 01803 314876
  • Citizens Advice Bureau - 29, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3EQ - Phone 0300 3309026 - Website: http://www.citizensadvicetorbay.org.uk/

Time Out Carers Group

This group is held on the third Thursday of each month at The Anchorage Hotel, Aveland Road, Babbacombe TQ1 3PT.

Click on the link below to see details of forthcoming meetings.

Time Out November 2019 - March 2020.docx