If you regularly provide unpaid care for a friend or family member you may be a carer.
Services and support for carers are provided through Devon Carers, a service run by eight local organisations working together to provide information and support.
If the person you are caring for is receiving services from Devon County Council or NHS Devon tell the professional working with them that you are a carer. You may be entitled to an assessment to receive support and services in your own right. You can also call Care Direct on 0845 1551 007 or email email@example.com and talk to an adviser about support for carers.
Take a Break scheme
Take a Break is a scheme run by Devon Carers and subsidised by Devon County Council and the NHS, which gives carers across Devon flexible breaks, daytime or evening, from their caring responsibilities. For further details, including eligibility information, see our Take a Break scheme for carers factsheet.