Devon Carers LogoYou are a carer if you provide unpaid support for family or friends who need help because they are ill, frail, disabled or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

We provide:


Website: a great source of information, news and what’s on across Devon

Quarterly magazine: with carer stories, information and news, training and support groups

Helpline: for information, advice and signposting, open:

Mon to Fri 8am to 6pm and Sat 9am to 1pm

Webchat: chat with an online adviser during helpline hours

Self Help

Carers Groups:

Peer Support: make friends and join activities whilst mutually supporting other carers

Support groups: share experiences and gain information

Online training: access to free carer related online training courses

The pod: our online carer community, chat with other carers and participate in regular Q&A sessions with professionals during Carers Hour

Events: Carers Week, Carers Rights Day and information days

Support For You

Alert card: that identifies you as a carer. If you find yourself in an emergency situation where you are unable to inform people yourself, the card will be used to alert a 24-hour emergency call centre that the person you care for might need help

Planning ahead: assistance to help you create a contingency plan in the event of an emergency

Face to face training: our free courses enable you to develop new skills and knowledge that you may need to be more confident in your caring role

Hospital Services: offers practical support and advice ensuring you and the person you care for are able to cope in the first few weeks at home

Carer Health and Wellbeing Check: an opportunity to discuss your needs as a carer and how we can help to support you in your caring role (some services offered are dependent upon the outcome of your assessment)

Get Involved

Carer Ambassadors: current and former carers who use their experience and knowledge of caring to improve life for carers in Devon. If you are interested, we would love to discuss the various roles available and how you could help us, to help others

Volunteer: roles include assisting at events, 1:1 support with other carers, helping at support groups, administration tasks or our helpline

Have your say: shared experiences provide valuable support for other carers. We look to you for contributions to our magazine and website

Find out more about Devon Carers