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carers’ week 2024

This week is Carers’ Week highlighting all the amazing work carried out by carers in our community.

Have a look at Devon Connect’s Support Carer’s Today campaign

What is a carer?

Carers (unpaid) for family or friends who have a disability, illness or who need support in later life:

Washing them. And their laundry. And their dishes. Keeping appointments. And records. And tempers. Giving medicine. And time. And hugs. Filling forms. And fridges. And silences. Dealing with doctors. And nurses. And pharmacists. And social workers. And benefits agencies. And care workers. And a lack of sleep.

Needs support to manage a life of their own.

Looking after someone? Find out about the help and support including online training to help groups identify and support unpaid carers.

Please find the link here: https://devoncarers.trainercentralsite.eu/

The training can also be delivered in person by contacting Devon Carers at https://devoncarers.org.uk/