Devon Carers supports carers to maintain their own health, wellbeing and independence; and to care safely, confidently and effectively. In this context a carers is a person who looks after someone but is not paid or a formal volunteer.

Our Peer Support service is all about carers providing each other with mutual support through buddying and groups. Our Peer Support Officers host a number of events where carers can meet each other, we match carers to other carers to form buddy relationships, set up social groups, and organise walks for carers which usually end in a cuppa in a café!


To provide opportunities for carers to reduce social isolation and build resilience

To develop supportive and sustainable carer networks, communities and social opportunities for carers to engage in mutual support

To provide opportunities for carers to participate together in activities which they find interesting, motivating and/or meaningful

To apply

Please download an application form and personal details form and send them to [email protected]

We will be shortlisting on the following criteria so please use the supporting statement to evidence how you meet these.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Promoting the project to carers and other stakeholders;
  • Organising events;
  • Motivating and supporting carers to attend events;
  • Matching carers to appropriate peer-buddies;
  • Monitoring and evaluating peer-buddying and group activities; and
  • Identifying and working closely with local carer support and development networks.

Closing date for applications:  09:00 Monday 2nd September 2019

Interviews will be held on: TBC

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role