Carers' Support Worker Michele Glanfield is based at our Dewerstone Practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 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.
For further information on Torbay Carers' Services, please visit the website via this link Torbay Carers Website
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 Chatto Road Surgery, or to Carers Aid Torbay.
Information for Carers
For information regarding The Ness Dementia Centre's new service MemoryCOACH please click here.
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
To see the latest Signposts For Carers newsletter please click here.
Torbay Carers on can be found 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
John Dudley at The Windmill Centre on 01803 314876.